Second diesel retail sale center launched at Iran-Pakistan border
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 20
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
The second diesel retail sale center was launched at the Iran-Pakistan border.
Abdollah Gitimanesh, the director of Chabahar region of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company, said that the center will have two storage tanks, each with 1,000 liters of capacity, Iran's IRNA news agency reported on September 20.
The center is located 160 kilometers off the city of Chabahar, in Iran's southeastern provinceof Sistan-Balouchestan.
Launching the center aims to put an end to smuggling of oil products in border provinces, he said, adding that the private sector has invested over 15 billion rials (about $500,000) in the project.
Nasser Sajjadi, managing director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company, has said that Iran exported 560 million liters of diesel, worth $250 million, during the first 160 days of the current Iranian fiscal year, started on March 21.
Meanwhile, official statistics of Iran's Energy Ministry said that Iran produced 97 million liters of diesel per day two years ago, while consumed 104 million liters of diesel per day. At the same time, Iranian power plants consumed 33 million liters of diesel per day.