Thunderbolt causes firing at Iranian oil terminal
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 31
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Thunderbolt caused firing at Iran's Kharg oil terminal, located in the Persian Gulf.
Abbas Asadrooz, managing director of the Kharg oil terminal, said that the firing occurred at one of the oil storage tanks, Mehr news agency reported on October 31.
However, the incident left no considerable financial damages.
There is a storage capacity for 30 million barrels of oil on the Kharg Island, giving it more flexibility for exports, according to some reports. The island lies near the Strait of Hormuz where a fifth of global oil exports passes.
Iran has prepared its biggest oil export terminal on the Kharg Island for stepped-up shipments of crude in time for the lifting of sanctions, Asadrooz said earlier this month.
The strategic plan for year-long repair and overhaul of undersea oil pipelines and other marine salvage operations on the island is complete before schedule, he added.