Jul 17, 2021, 8:35 PM
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First oil shipment to be loaded at Jask terminal within two days: Official

Tehran, IRNA – The first shipment of heavy oil will be loaded and exported from Jask terminal in southern Iran within the next two days, Vahid Maleki, the operator of Jask terminal said on Saturday.

In an exclusive interview with IRNA, Maleki said that the first tanker has arrived in the region and is expected to begin loading on Monday.

The tanker has capacity of 100,000 tons, the official said.

He said that exports of heavy and light crude oil as well as gas condensates are on the agenda of the terminal.

Maleki added that the terminal has an export capacity of 350,000 b/d for the first phase.

A total of 47.6 kilometers of pipes have been laid both of the seabed and onshore, the official said, adding that more than 90% of the project has been done by domestic experts.

He noted that the 1,000-kilometer-long Goureh-Jask pipeline has been laid by Iranian experts.

The purpose of constructing this pipeline is to transfer one million b/d of oil produced in the Iranian southwestern province of Khuzestan to Makran shores, to store oil along the shores of the Oman Sea, to export Iranian oil from the new terminal, to guarantee the continuation of crude oil, and to promote Iran's position in international markets, the official said.  

He said that laying this pipeline has created some 5,000 direct jobs, as well as 10,000 indirect jobs.

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