Head of Iran Oil Terminals Company’s (IOTC) Export Department Gholamhossein Gerami described the latest status of Kharg terminal’s harbor and facilities as Iran’s largest oil terminal; “currently, about 94 per cent of Iranian crude oil is being exported to world markets from Kharg terminal.”
Gerami noted that the oil produced in oil-rich regions is transferred to Kharg through five submarine pipelines asserting “the received oil is stored in 140-thousand to one-million-barrel oil storage tanks.”
The official reminded that the storage tanks at Kharg terminal are capable of storing one or two types of light and heavy oil; “at the present time, the total oil storage capacity at Kharg terminal equals 28 million barrels.”
He further noted the mooring of tankers at the terminal explaining “in the eastern harbor, a total of six tankers can berth simultaneously with a transfer rate of 670,500 barrels per hour.
“All three types of light, heavy and burning oil can be loaded at the eastern harbor which can host tankers with a capacity of 275 thousand tons,” highlighted the official.
Gerami also stressed that the western harbor can welcome three oil tankers simultaneously with a total loading capacity of 360 thousand barrels of crude oil.
“The world’s largest oil tankers can dock at the western harbor of Kharg oil terminal due to having 30-meter depth of water.”