Ebrahim Fallahi


  • OPEC plus 2020-04-10 13:36

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Russia, Saudi end oil feud but is it enough?

    TEHRAN – The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and their non-OPEC allies, on Thursday, reached a tentative agreement to cut the global oil output by at least 10 million barrels for May and June to balance the oil market which literary doesn’t have any more capacity to store the supplied oil.

  • catalyst 2020-03-29 21:30

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Indigenizing petchem catalysts: a big step toward total independence

    TEHRAN – As the second-biggest source of revenue for Iran, the petrochemical industry is one of the most important pillars of the country’s resilient economy and one of the main suppliers of foreign currency especially the euro for the country.

  • South Pars 2020-03-25 15:39

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    South Pars gas field: Crown jewel of Iran’s gas industry

    TEHRAN – As the crown jewel of Iran’s energy industry, the giant South Pars gas field (which Iran shares with Qatar in the Persian Gulf) has nearly reached its full potential and Iran’s gas production from the field is said to have surpassed that of the rival Qatar.

  • oil market 2020-03-21 23:58

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    How to fund oil projects in the absence of oil money?

    TEHRAN – These days, the oil market is facing an unprecedented crisis; on one hand the demand for oil has fallen drastically due to the slowdown in the global economy following the coronavirus outbreak and on the other hand the start of a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia hit the market so hard that oil crashed to a level not seen in 29 years.

  • OPEC 2020-03-10 15:06

    BY: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Saudis’ price war or a Russian plot against U.S. shale?!

    TEHRAN – Since early Monday, the announcement of a “price war” between Saudi Arabia and Russia, two biggest OPEC+ allies, hit the headlines of almost all of the world’s news agencies and outlets and released a wave of panic across the markets all around the world.

  • oil revenues 2020-02-25 14:32

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Why Majlis rejected the budget bill?

    TEHRAN - The Iranian Parliament (Majlis) on Monday rejected general outlines of the national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year 1399, which starts on March 20, stating that the bill is not compatible with the country’s current economic conditions.

  • Samsung 2020-02-18 15:44

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    S. Korean companies leave Iran: Such a pity! But for them

    TEHRAN – South Korea’s LG Electronics and Samsung have ended their presence in the Iranian market over the past few months, abiding by the U.S. pressures for cutting ties with one of their biggest markets.

  • oil 2020-02-14 14:35

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    An oil-free economy: from words to deeds

    TEHRAN – As one of the world’s oil-rich countries, Iran, for long, has been deeply relied on oil revenues for its economy and even all the governments which have come and gone since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, have based their economic policies upon oil while other areas remained deprived of the attention.

  • gas consumption 2020-01-25 13:31

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Iran gas situation: Are power plants facing feedstock shortage?

    TEHRAN – Following the new wave of cold weather blanketing Iran in recent weeks, natural gas consumption by the Iranian households has hit new record highs, ringing warning bells about possible problems regarding fuel supply to the country’s power plants and industry sector which mainly consume natural gas.

  • US-China 2020-01-14 14:36

    BY: Ebrahim Fallahi

    How U.S.-China trade deal is going to impact Iranian oil exports?

    TEHRAN – Tomorrow, the U.S., and China are going to sign a trade deal, which is expected to ease the tensions between the two economic rivals and push the global economy out of recession and bring markets back to life.

  • World’s first curved glass suspension bridge inaugurated in Iran 2020-01-03 18:17

    World’s first curved glass suspension bridge inaugurated in Iran

    TEHRAN – A suspension bridge made of curved sheets of glass, which is the first of its kind in the world, has officially been inaugurated in Ardebil province, northwest Iran, IRIB reported on Friday.

  • CNG 2019-12-28 14:53

    BY: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Promoting CNG as the national fuel, challenges and merits

    TEHRAN – Following the implementation of the gasoline rationing scheme, the government has been promoting the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a replacement for gasoline, and has declared the mentioned fuel as the country’s national fuel.

  • gasoline 2019-11-19 16:28

    BY: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Iran revives gasoline rationing scheme, what to expect

    TEHRAN – Four years after President Rouhani decided to put a stop on a fuel rationing plan which was the legacy of President Ahmadinejad’s government, once again on Friday, the government announced a decision on reviving the scheme and also a rise in gasoline prices.

  • Iran Plast 2019-09-25 15:28

    Iran Plast 2019: a showcase for Iranian petchem power

    TEHRAN – After four busy days, the 13th edition of Iran’s International Exhibition of Plastic, Rubber, Machinery and Equipment (IRAN PLAST 2019) was finally wrapped up on Wednesday.

  • NPC 2019-05-03 19:47

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Iran's petrochemical industry unsanctionable: NPC head

    TEHRAN – The managing director of Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) said petrochemical industry is not like oil industry and it is practically unsanctionable.

  • oil market 2019-04-10 21:46

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Worries over global economy outweighs geopolitical factors in setting oil prices

    TEHRAN – The upward trend of the oil prices in the market hit a stop point on Tuesday when the International Monetary Fund (IMF), once again, poured cold water on the hopes of oil traders who were getting optimistic about global demand this year.

  • oil price 2019-04-06 20:17

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Optimism growing among oil traders on signs of a tightening market

    In the last two weeks, a variety of boosting factors have come together to push the oil prices up to their highest in near six months.

  • One Belt One Road 2019-03-16 20:56

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    One belt-one road, a path to economic resilience

    The history of Iran and China’s economic and cultural relations goes back to the ancient times, when positioned at the heart of the Silk Road, Iran linked the Asian country to the nations in Europe. Now, centuries later, the two countries have still maintained those strong ties and the economic relations between the two sides are seemingly on a new path to growth.

  • Iran-India 2019-03-13 20:27

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Iran, India stress enhancement of economic relations

    TEHRAN - Senior officials, entrepreneurs and representatives of private sectors from Iran and India gathered together in a business forum at the place of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) on Wednesday to discuss ways of expanding trade ties.

  • Agriculture-conference 2019-02-27 17:56

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Iran’s agricultural sector: 40 years of flourishing

    TEHRAN – In the past forty years, since the Islamic Revolution, Iran has witnessed a remarkable improvement in various sectors and the agriculture industry has been one of the areas in which the country has undergone huge development.

  • IRENEX 2019-02-26 09:19

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Offering oil at IRENEX, challenges and merits

    Since the U.S.’s withdrew from Iran’s nuclear pact in May 2018, vowing to drive Iran's oil exports down to zero, the Islamic Republic has been taking various measures to counter U.S. actions and to keep its oil exports levels as high as possible.

  • Chris Cook (2nd L), a senior research fellow at the Institute for Strategy, Resilience and Security Studies at University College London, and Mahmood Khaghani (1st L), an Iranian energy expert, posing for a photo during a specialized panel meeting in Tehran on Tuesday 2019-02-05 21:21

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Tehran hosts specialized panel on energy Fintech

    TEHRAN – Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company (IWPCO) in collaboration with Research Institute for Energy Management and Planning (RIEMP) as well as Farab Construction Engineering Company hosted a specialized panel meeting on Tuesday to discuss energy Financial Technology (Fintech) in Iran and specifically Energy Credit Obligation (ECO).

  • Energy Fintech in Iran: An expert view 2019-02-02 20:26

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Energy Fintech in Iran: An expert view

    Tehran Times once more welcomed Chris Cook, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Strategy, Resilience and Security Studies at University College London and a leading global expert in energy markets and financial technology, and Mahmood Khaghani, one of Iran's experienced and informed energy experts, to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Iran as the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution approaches.

  • Mohammadreza Modoudi 2019-01-26 17:23

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Iran not merely rely on SPV to expand trade: TPO head

    TEHRAN – The head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) said Iran will not solely rely on Iran-Europe trade mechanism, known as special purpose vehicle (SPV), for developing foreign trade and it will rather use its own capacities and capabilities in doing so.

  • oil revenues 2019-01-22 21:21

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Will Iran’s oil revenues satisfy next year’s budget expectations?

    Despite enjoying a great variety of income sources besides oil, Iran is undeniably dependent on oil revenues for managing its financial affairs. According to economists, near 70 percent of the Iranian government’s total income comes from selling oil and oil products.

  • Oil Export 2019-01-13 20:19

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Iran’s oil market facing the new sanctions era; what to expect

    After an expected hiatus in Iran’s oil exports to some of the country’s main customers following the reimposition of the U.S. sanctions, once again the country’s old buyers are coming back to take advantage of the 180-day window which has been presented by the waivers granted in November.

  • A container cargo being unloaded at Shahid Kalantari Port in Chabahar on December 2. 2018-12-14 21:55

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Chabahar port, Iran’s wining card in trade with South Asia, CIS

    CHABAHAR- In southeastern Iran, on the Gulf of Oman, there is a port city called Chabahar which is the home for Iran's only oceanic port. Due to its strategic geographical positioning, Chabahar port holds a great significance for Iran both politically and economically.

  • Putin_Bin Salman 2018-12-08 20:54

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    Oil’s love triangle ends up with Trump in tears

    These days whenever there is talks about oil market three names are inevitably come to surface, the U.S. President Trumps, Russian President Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

  • Ali Larijani 2018-11-29 01:55

    By: Ebrahim Fallahi

    13th ICA Regional Summit official opening ceremony held in Tehran

    TEHRAN–The official opening ceremony of the 13th ICA-Asia and Pacific Regional Cooperative Conference was held at IRIB Conference Center on Wednesday.

  • Iran oil 2018-11-12 18:35

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    The impact of U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil industry, market in focus

    Right from the day Trump withdrew from Iran’s nuclear deal, announcing his plan for cutting Iranian oil exports to zero, the oil scholars and experts all around the world begun contemplating the impacts of this decision on the Iranian oil industry especially on the country’s oil exports.