Iran to buy 126 tank trucks
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 6
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
An official from the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) said
Iran has signed agreement to buy 126 tank trucks from the UAE based Mammut company.
Abbas Filsaraei, an NIOPDC deputy director said that the trucks are to enter the country's fuel transport network, after the necessary licenses are issued by the Iranian National Standards Organization, the official SHANA news agency reported Nov. 6.
The Mammut Company will provide Iran with 1000 tank trucks, Filsaraei said, adding the price of each tank truck is about $200,000. The trucks are capable of carrying 35,500 liters of fuel. Fuel is transported in Iran by tanker trucks, tank wagons, tanker ships as well as through pipelines.
Earlier in June, Filsaraei said that the Islamic Republic owns the largest fuel transportation network in the Middle East. Nearly 10,000 tankers from 400 private sector companies transport fuel by road, Filsaraei said.
During the last Iranian fiscal year (ended on March 20), about 87 billion liters of fuel was transported by the Iranian tankers, showing 3 percent growth year on year.
Iran's tank wagons and ships transported 3 billion liters and 8 billion liters of fuel, respectively during the same period.