The Ministry Deputy for Distribution & Refining Affairs, Hamid Yunis, affirmed that the ministry is keen to develop and upgrade the national oil pipelines network and infrastructure for the oil sector, due to its importance in strengthening and sustaining reservoir capacities and to achieve high flow in the mechanisms and operations of oil, and oil products, pumping and distributing through the related designated lines. This came as he chaired the thirtieth board of directors meeting of the Oil Pipeline Company.
The Deputy has underlined the importance of promising plans for the oil pipelines sector to sustain production and refining and to feed other sectors with crude oil or petroleum products. He has praised the national expertise of the company who developed the infrastructure of the oil pipelines system and reservoirs, made progress in improving the work and implemented their tasks with the aim of supporting the national economy and the service sector.
The Deputy Director General, in charge of running the company, Majid Abdul- Reza, said that, according to pre-planned programs, the national staff are working to upgrade the pipelines grids, rehabilitate the damaged ones, install new pipelines and increase the warehouses storage capacity to secure fuel for consumers, power stations and vital sectors, in a view of serving the public interest.
The meeting discussed the agenda for planning and studies on the development of long-distance pipelines in the country and the problems, constraints and challenges facing work to provide effective solutions.