Work to begin on three oil pipeline projects bypassing Tehran

Iran Materials 22 May 2012 14:32 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 22/Trend M. Moezzi

Work has started on a $500 million (USD) project to construct three crude oil and petroleum product pipelines bypassing Tehran.

Two of the 300 kilometre long pipelines will transport petroleum products and a 20 inch line will carry crude oil, Shana news agency reports.

The project is being done by the Oil Pipeline and Telecommunication Company and will take three years to complete. It is designed to strengthen the country's south to north and northeast pipeline transport systems.

The Oil Pipeline and Telecommunication Company transports about a million barrels a day of crude oil and the same amount of petroleum products across Iran.

The company, which is a subsidiary of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) is responsible or moving about two-thirds of Iran's petroleum products and supplies 70 per cent of crude oil refineries' capacity.