Refinery Industries

Exporting Country: 

United States


Budd Lake, New Jersey

Sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Commerce for attempted illegal exports of gas detection equipment to Iran. The company received five-years probation and agreed to forfeit the seized 195 units of methane gas detectors to the U.S. government. The Department of Commerce imposed a $22,000 civil penalty against Refinery Industries, Inc. and denied the export privileges of the company and its president, Mahmood Reza Hashemi, for a period of 10 years. The Department of Commerce proved that between Refinery Industries, Inc. attempted to export illegally gas detection equipment to Iran, between May 1998 and August 1998.

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

May 25, 2004