Firms Reported to Have Sold Iran Refined Petroleum Products or Engaged in Commercial Activities in Iran's Energy Sector

December 7, 2012

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Our reviews of open sources published between January 1, 2009 and September 30, 2012 identified a total of 17 foreign firms that were reported to have sold refined petroleum products to Iran during that same time period (see enclosure II). Our review of open sources published from January 2012 through September 2012 indicated that only 1 of these 17 firms—Sytrol—was reported to have sold refined petroleum products to Iran during that same time period. In addition, our open source review and communication with firms indicated that 12 of the 17 firms were reported to have stopped selling these products to Iran before September 30, 2012; however, our review did not identify sufficient information to indicate either that the remaining 4 firms had continued to sell or ceased selling refined petroleum products to Iran at some point between January 1, 2012 and September 30, 2012. 

Our reviews of open sources published from January 1, 2005 through September 30, 2012 identified a total of 42 foreign firms that were reported to have had commercial activity in Iran’s energy sector during that same time period (see enclosure III). Our review of open sources published from June 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012 indicated that 7 of these 42 firms were reported to have engaged in commercial activities in Iran’s energy sector during that same time period. In addition, our open source review and communications with firms indicated that 19 of the 42 were reported to have withdrawn from commercial activities in Iran by June 2011, and 8 more had withdrawn from such activities as of September 30, 2012; however, our review did not identify sufficient information to indicate either that the remaining 8 firms had continued or ceased engaging in commercial activity in Iran’s energy sector at some point between June 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012. 

 

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