TEHRAN (NIORDC) __Quoted from SHANA ,The CEO of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) criticized the cessation of development measures in the refining industry during the past years and said: "Completion of development plans for Isfahan and Abadan refineries, construction of a new refinery of 300,000 barrels and development of product transfer and storage industry are among our plans in the new period."
Jalil Salari presented a report on the actions of the 13th administration in the country"s refining industry in a press conference held this morning (Sunday, November 21) in the presence of the media at the headquarters of the NIORDC.
"The necessary planning to increase the country"s transmission capacity by 10% by land has been done and the completion of development plans for Isfahan and Abadan refineries has been prioritized in the plans of the refining and distribution industry," he said.
He considered the increase of oil and product transmission pipelines as another program facing the industry, and emphasized: "In parallel with the increase of pipelines and storage capacity in stocks and tanks, the construction of a new refinery is on the company"s agenda."
The NIORDC CEO further criticized some measures in the previous administration, and said: "Some announcements of the previous administration caused stoppage of development measures in the refining industry," adding that in previous years, 4,000 tankers had been removed from the refueling cycle, and that the necessary management had not been done in the winter fuel supply and the storage capacity had been reduced by 10 to 15 percent.
He emphasized that in the 70 days of the company"s management, in addition to returning the tankers to the fuel distribution chain, 2,300 tankers were also returned to the refueling cycle.
Salari, who is also the Deputy Minister of Petroleum for Refining and Distribution Affairs, further noted that the country"s petrol consumption had reached 90 million liters per day.
"Petrol consumption in the country averaged at 75 million liters per day, which has increased by 15 million liters to 90 million liters per day after the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions," he added.
Salari stated that the current average consumption of oil and gas in the country is more than 100 million liters per day, and added: "This is while at present about 102 million liters of petrol and 103 million liters of gasoil are produced daily in the country"s refineries while consumption of products is increasing day by day."