National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company’s (NIORDC) Managing Director, Abbas Kazemi said the daily export volume of Iran’s oil products has reached an aggregate daily total of 500,000 liters. He cited restricted transmission to oil export hubs as the main obstacle to the country’s petroleum exports , Mehr News Agency reported.
Accordingly Iran is conducting engineering studies and operational activities on some north-south pipelines. Kazemi asserted: remodeling of pipelines and oil transference network has kicked off.” In addition, Iran is working with Pakistan on developing a joint gas pipeline, informed The Nation.
Furthermore, Kazemi added: “one project pertains to Ray-Arak-Ahwaz pipeline as it will become a dual pipeline providing the possibility to transport petroleum products from south to north and vice versa.” The project will make it possible to dispatch oil products from Tehran to Ahwaz and Bandar Abbas. NIORDC’s Head said a new path was also defined for gasoline transference from Bandar Abbas to Tehran adding “with the implementation of Setare Khalij Fars Gas Condensates Refinery, a portion of the euro IV gasoline will be deployed to the Iranian capital through the pipeline.” He also reported on operation of yet another oil transmission pipeline via which gasoline and gas oil will be separately transferred from north of the country to the south and inversely.
Kazemi concluded that the main policy of Iran’s oil industry was to export and transmit petroleum product via pipeline or railway paths; “in parallel with reshaping existing oil pipelines, construction and implementation of some new transmission lines has been also put on the agenda.”