NIOPDC to build bunkering post

TEHRAN Sept 14 (Shana)–National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIODPC) plans to build bunkering posts in Qeshm and Kharg islands in southern Iran, an NIOPDC official said.

 “Reconstruction, development and construction of bunkering posts in Qeshm and Kharg regions are aimed at facilitating and increasing the refueling capacity of vessels,” Abdollah Molla-Baqer said.

He added that the Qeshm bunkering post needs to undergo development, adding that a new bunkering facility is to be built in Kharg. Molla-Aqer said the projects are estimated to cost IRR 70 billion.

NIOPDC recently said Iran has raised its fuel oil supply to ships 28 percent year-on-year.

Nasser Sajjadi, NIOPDC manager, said the bunkering has exceeded 3.2 billion liters, just one year after President Hassan Rouhani took office.

Over the past year, he said, 140 million liters of gasoil has been delivered to ships.

Iran has currently a three to percent share in bunkering operations in the Persian Gulf and plans to raise it to 20 percent.



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