Iran will boost its fuel storage capacity as part of its fifth five-year development plan from 2010 to 2015 by 5 billion barrels.
The current storage capacity of oil products in the country is around 11.5 billion litres, but it will reach 16.7 billion litres under the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Companys plan.
NIOPDC MD Farid Ameri foresees no problem in providing Iranians with oil products including petrol, gasoil and kerosene during the winter.
With refinery upgrades expected by late this year, Iran's nine oil refineries should cut dependence to 25%. And with other upgrades already underway and even partial success in completing the seven new refineries already under construction, Iran expects to become a petrol exporter by 2012.
NIOPDC has 86 oil products storage facilities with capacity of roughly 11.5 billion litres, over 2,850 fuel stations (200 governmental and 2,650 private ones), 45 aviation filling centers, about 15,000 oil and gas tankers and oil products' transportation pipelines and fuel carrying vessels.
NIOPDC is responsible for distribution of over 220 million litres of oil products a day throughout the country.