Iranian government data show non-oil product exports earned Iran $27 billion during the first five months of a calendar year beginning March 21. Data show the Iranian economy exported petroleum products like butane and liquefied propane predominately to Afghanistan , China, India, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates. Sanctions imposed on the Iranian economy in response to a controversial nuclear program means oil exports are at about half of their 2.2 million barrel per day rate in 2012. Iran is allowed to export some oil under an international sanctions agreement reached in November, though the International Monetary Fund said the oil-dependent economy is still shrinking at a rate of 1.7 percent. Hamid Farnam, the energy commissioner in the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, told the Oil Ministry’s news website Shana last week the government should work to push […]