Iran has successfully boosted export capacity from its main crude export terminal on Kharg Island. But despite progress, the planned launch of a new West Karun heavy crude grade continues to be held up by inadequate infrastructure.

As post-sanctions Iranian crude production and exports have grown, development of Iran’s export infrastructure has also continued. Iran announced this week that capacity at its main crude export terminal Kharg Island has hit 8mn b/d, up from 7mn b/d in...