14 May 2022 - 13:08
  • News Code: 456787
A Record in Iran’s Crude, Oil Products Transmission

TEHRAN (Shana) – Iran’s crude and oil products transmission hit the record high in the last Iranian calendar year (1400) reaching 128 billion liters, the CEO of the Iranian Oil Pipelines and Telecommunication Company (IOPTC) said on Saturday.

Upon implementation of the new development projects in oil transmission industry, including new plans to construct pipelines, we will witness a remarkable development in the country’s crude oil and petroleum products transmission, Arsalan Rahimi said on the sidelines of the 26th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition, also called Iran Oil Show.

With 194 oil transmission centers, pressure compressors and facilities as well as 296 telecommunication stations, the IOPTC is responsible for transmitting crude and oil products. Some pipelines, such as Bandar Abbas-Rafsanjan pipeline, are vital and working beyond their capacity round-the-clock, he added.

Transmission of crude oil and petroleum products is being carried out according to the plans and the IOPTC has attempted to minimize the pauses, he said, adding, “Fortunately, transmission in some pipelines has surpassed previous years’ capacity.”

About 60 billion liters of oil products were transmitted across the country last year, rising by 12 percent against the year before, which was 53.4 billion liters, Rahimi noted.

The company transmitted 59.9 billion liters of oil products in the Iranian calendar year of 1398, which rose by 900 million liters last year, hitting the record high of 60.9 billion liters in oil products transmission, he continued.

Some 24 billion liters of the amount goes to the gasoline transmission, he added, saying, “Gasoline and diesel accounted for 90 percent of the whole transmitted products.”

Last year, about 68 billion liters of crude oil was transmitted up by 6 percent against 64 billion liters of transmission in the same period the year before, he said.

On indigenization of the required equipment in the country’s transmission industry, Rahimi said the equipment required by the IOPTC is classified as the telecommunications facilities and pipeline equipment which are fully manufactured in the country and there is no dependence on any foreign countries.

We have signed several agreements with local companies to produce telecommunication equipment, he said, adding, "Fortunately, we are not dependent on telecommunication equipment imports and we can fully manufacture them in the country."

Referring to the length of Iran’s crude and oil products transmission pipeline network, he said: "Currently, over 14,000 kilometers of pipeline are operating which will be increased when the new development plans come on stream, by which we will witness remarkable development in both increasing capacity and growth of the country’s transmission industry."

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