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National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Iran

Last modified: 2012-11-10 by ian macdonald
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National Iranian Oil Company image by Ian MacDonald, 5 November 2012

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The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) (Persian: شرکت ملّی نفت ایران, Sherkat Melli Naft'e Iran‎), is a government-owned corporation under the direction of the Ministry of Petroleum of Iran, is an oil and natural gas producer and distributor headquartered in Tehran. It was established in 1948. NIOC ranks as the world's second largest oil company, after Saudi Arabia's state-owned Aramco.

The NIOC is exclusively responsible for the exploration, extraction, transportation and exportation of crude oil, as well as sales of natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Having provided the domestic refineries and manufacturing plants with crude oil required for the petroleum products, the NIOC exports its surplus  production according to commercial considerations in the framework of the quotas determined by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and at the prices prevalent in the international markets".

The NIOC is part of the four corporations in charge of the framework of operation of the Iranian Oil Industry:


The flag is like most (if not all government flags), a horizontal flag, with the Iranian flag in the canton, the background being black with the logo ( from in the middle and Arabic inscription below the logo. The flag can be seen at (notice third desktop flag, from left to right).
Source: (Source: (variant in light blue background with logo in dark blue) (Source: -National Iranian Petrochemical News
Agency official website) (possible variant with English name in white capital letters). Source:

For additional information please go to NIOC (official website)

Esteban Rivera, 15 October 2012

Subsidiary of NIOC(?)

black flag, Iran image located by Esteban Rivera, 15 October 2012

Iranian Oil related flag (possibly one of the subsidiaries of NIOC). Source: (website of the NIGC, National Iranian Gas Company)
Esteban Rivera, 15 October 2012