Sunday, April 26, 2009

U.S. firms at Iran energy show

From World Tribune.

U.S. firms show up this year at Iran energy show
April 23, 2009
(photo: Iranian First Vice-President Parviz Davoudi at the energy show)

NICOSIA — European and U.S. contractors attended Iran's annual energy exhibition in Teheran, an event regarded as a barometer of Western intentions toward the nation's radical regime.

Industry sources said a range of Western energy companies, including France's Total, have been attending the Iran Oil & Gas show 2009, which began on April 21. The five-day show, held in Teheran, is being watched for clues of Western interest in developing Iran's energy sector during the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama.
The annual show, which has drawn what organizers termed a record turnout of 450 foreign companies, was said to contain 25 percent greater participation than in 2008, including five unidentified U.S. firms.

"This makes it the biggest event of its kind in the Middle East and provides a first-class platform of opportunities for those interested to achieve lucrative business contacts within the extensive development plans announced by the Iranian Petroleum Ministry," organizers said in a statement.

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