TEHRAN – The Iranian Oil Pipeline and Telecommunications Company (IOPTC) managed to transport more than 66 billion liters of crude oil and petroleum products across the country through pipelines in the first half of the Iranian calendar year current 1401 (March 21-September 22), the IOPTC chief executive said on Saturday.
“In the first six months of 1401, a total of 34.5 billion liters of crude oil and 31.7 billion liters of petroleum products were transported into the country,” Arsalan Rahimi told a conference in press on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the IOPTC.
Operating 14,000 kilometers of pipelines across the country, IOPTC is responsible for transporting crude oil from producing fields to refineries and transmitting petroleum products from refineries to end of consumption, Shana said quoting the official .
According to the official, on average, the IOPTC daily transported 186 million liters of crude oil and 170 million liters of products across the country in the first six months of the current year.
Referring to the transportation of 128 billion liters of crude oil and petroleum products into the country in the previous Iranian calendar year, Rahimi said: “If there was no pipeline network in the country, around 4.3 million trucks were needed to transfer this huge volume. oil and products.
The official highlighted the constant availability of the company’s industrial telecommunications systems and said, “With the rising price of petroleum products and crude oil, preventing theft in pipelines has become one of the major concerns of this company, which in addition to imposing costs has led to environmental and sometimes fatal risks.
He announced the signing of numerous memorandums of understanding with national knowledge-based companies to monitor the country’s pipelines and prevent illegal hookups, stating, “The construction of hookup detectors and hardware equipment to detect connections based on changes in line pressure is continued by the company.”