Iran is aiming to bring online the first phase of a key 300,000 b/d 26-inch oil products pipeline by the end of the current Iranian year in March 2023 according to petroleum ministry outlet Shana.

The 249km pipeline will link the Gulf port of Bandar Abbas with Rafsanjan in the southeastern Kerman province, carrying gasoline, gasoil and kerosene according to project manager Ali Khanipour. The project is being led by NIOC subsidiary National Oil Engineering and Construction Company (NIOEC) alongside local contractors. (CONTINUED - 222 WORDS)