Iran Finalizes Jask Crude Oil Terminal Pipeline in Sea of Oman
For the first time in 110 years of producing oil, Iran can finally export the precious resource without passing through the Strait of Hormuz - the completion of the project breaks the US embargo on Tehran.
Vahid Maleki, the executor of the offshore Jask terminal project in southeast Iran, announced that the Jask oil pipeline project was fully implemented and completed.
Maleki made a statement on Saturday, explaining that after the completion of the last branch of pipelines with a diameter of 36 inches at the seabed, the shore pooling operation of the sixth line of the terminal's offshore pipeline has been completed and fully implemented.
On July 22, the Iranian Minister of Petroleum, Vahid Maleki, stated that transferring oil to Jask was an indication of breaking the embargo. He said that with Iran starting to export crude oil from Jask in the Sea of Oman, the Islamic Republic would get the chance to diversify its export stations to export more oil with more security and stability, in addition to decreasing the number of oil tankers.
This pipeline is the country’s second major oil terminal, with a capacity of 300,000 barrels per day, and this capacity would gradually increase to one million barrels in the future, constituting a major achievement for the country.
Earlier, Iran inaugurated the 1,000 km pipeline to transport crude oil to the Sea of Oman. It would allow the Iranian oil exports to bypass the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf, providing Iran with an alternative route.
The new pipeline extends from the southern city of Goreh to the southeast city of Jask, and Iran can now export oil without having to pass through the Strait of Hormuz - a first in Iran's 110 years of exporting oil.