Upswing in Crude Oil, Petroleum Products Transfer via Pipelines
EghtesadOnline: In addition to decreasing liquid fuel consumption, the transfer of oil and petroleum products through pipelines has reduced the risk of road accidents and environmental hazards.
A total of 128 billion liters of crude oil and petroleum products were transferred via pipelines across Iran in the last fiscal year (March 2021-22), which show an 8% increase compared to the previous year and a 7% increase compared to the last decade’s average, the managing director of Iranian Oil Pipelines and Telecommunications Company said.
“Transferring crude and products through pipelines during the first seven months of the current [Iranian] year [March-October] helped prevent the use of 3 million 25,000-liter tanker trucks on the country's roads and saved 1.4 billion liters of diesel, which would have been consumed in the road transportation,” Arsalan Rahimi was also quoted as saying by ILNA.
Burning this amount of diesel by tanker tricks to deliver the products to different destinations would have cost $700 million, he added.