NIOC to issue fixed rate bonds to finance projects
Tehran (KNA) - The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) is planning to issue $712 million (Rls. 30 trillion) in fixed rate bonds by the end of the current calendar year to March 20 in order to finance projects aimed at maintaining and enhancing production capacity of oil and gas fields.
Speaking on Tuesday, Reza Dehghan, deputy NIOC director for development and engineering, said that 80 percent of financing of the projects would be provided by a company financed by the Special-Purpose Vehicle mechanism, here Saba Arvand, and the rest would be provided by the local signatories of the project’s contracts.
Accordingly, $237 million (Rls. 10 trillion) of fixed rate bonds would be issued by the end of the current calendar year for financing the projects, he said.
The official further said 33 project packages for enhancing and maintaining production capacity of oil and gas fields had been defined by National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for whose development, a total of $6.2 billion dollars would be needed.
Once operational, the projects are expected to generate 280,000 b/d of oil and a cumulative sum of 410 million barrels as well as $20 billion in revenues for the country, Dehghan added.