Iran about to open Persian Gulf’s biggest bunkering station
Tehran, Iran, April 9
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
Iran is going to open a ship fueling station at Qeshm Island, which will make the biggest of its kind in the Persian Gulf.
To serve passing-by ships, the bunkering station, called Setareh Qeshm (the star of Qeshm), will be open in two months, the IRIB reported April 9.
Qeshm Island is situated near the Strait of Hormuz, which is the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean and is one of the world's most strategically important points. On the north coast is Iran, and on the south coast is the United Arab Emirates and Musandam, an exclave of Oman.
Iran's diesel bunkering registered a huge rise by 3275 percent in the eleven months to February 20 compared to the same period, of the preceding year, Esmail Hashm-Firouz, director of International Affairs of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) said.
Iran also bunkered 4.407 million tons of fuel oil, 25 percent more compared to the preceding year, Hashm-Firouz said.