Thanks to its
suitable geographical and climate conditions, Hamedan is a hub of agriculture
in Iran. The commutation by thousands of cars and the operation of thousands of
businesses, as well as cold weather in this province add to the significance of
fuel supply which is a major cause of concern for the provincial officials of
the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC).
manager of the Hamedan zone of NIOPDC, told Iran Petroleum that fuel
supply in this province was highly significant due to the location of the
province in a cold area.
He said that in
certain months of the year, fuel is delivered by Arak refinery to the provinces
of West Azarbaijan, Zanjan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah and Qazvin via the Hamedan
branch of NIDC.
supply in the provincial cities of Hamedan and Malayer dates from 1300 years.
Therefore, one of significant projects in the previous years was to relocate
oil depots surrounded by residential areas," said Roustaei.
At present, the
stocking capacity of gasoline, gasoil and kerosene in this province is 350
million liters. According to plans, Hamedan and Malayer depots are to be
developed in the near future.
more than 97% of cities and villages in Hamedan Province have access to natural
under some certain circumstances like
Turkmenistan's recent suspension of gas supply to Iran, the manpower of the
provincial zone of NIOPDC redoubled their efforts in order to provide fuel to
power plants and households and make up for gas shortages.
example, 4 ml/d of fuel for Mofateh Power Plant in Hamedan was delivered by 300
oil tankers under -25 degrees Centigrade," he said.
there has been inclination for developing fuel supply infrastructure due to a
variety of reasons including cold weather "in order to supply people's
fuel needs during peak consumption."
He noted that
consumption may double during certain periods of time when people travel to
Hamedan from across Iran.
currently 82 gas stations in the Hamedan area, which would reach 100 in coming
distribution is carried out in Hamedan, Malayer, Toyserkan, Nahavand,
Assadabad, Bahar, Razan and Kaboudar Ahang without facing any disruption.
"Currently, 2.5 ml/d of liquid fuel is consumed in the province. As
required by law, each gas station is controlled in terms of quantity and
quality four times a month."
He added that
80% of gas stations in Hamedan Province have been proven to be compliant with
25,000 tractors are working in Hamedan Province, adding that they need fuel all
Courtesy of Iran Petroleum