Goureh-Jask Crude Oil Pipeline

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Goureh-Jask Crude Oil Pipeline (خط لوله نفت خام گوره - جاسک), also known as Guriyeh-Jask, Gore-Jask, and Goreh-Jask Pipeline, is an operating crude oil pipeline in Iran.[1]


The pipeline starts at Goureh (Goreh, Bushehr Province, Iran) oil terminal, passes through Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, Iran, and runs to the Jask port terminal in Iran.[1][2][3][4]

The pipeline will begin at the Goreh village in the Bushehr province and run to the Fars province, Hormuzgan, and to the western region of Jask Island before terminating at the new oil terminal on the Makran coast along the Sea of Oman.[5]

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Project details

  • Operator: National Iranian Oil Engineering & Construction Co.;[1] National Iranian Oil Company[6]
  • Owner: Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC)[7]
  • Parent company: Iran Ministry of Petroleum (via the National Iranian Oil Company)[7]
  • Capacity: 1 million bpd[1]
  • Length: 1,100 kilometers[1]
  • Diameter: 42 inches[1]
  • Status: Operating[8][9][10]
  • Start year: 2021[8][10]
  • Financing: US$1.8–2 billion[8]
  • Associated projects: Goureh oil terminal, Jask port terminal


S&P Global reported June 25, 2020 as when Iran "officially started" construction of the pipeline. But at the same event, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh claimed that 40% of the work at the site had been completed.[11][12]

NIOC stated in April 2020 that the pace of the project had not been slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic[2] and The Financial Tribune reported in February of 2020 that the project had reached 25% completion since construction began in 2019.[8]

Oilprice.com reported that Iran built the Goureh-Jask Crude Oil Pipeline to bypass the Strait Of Hormuz.[13] Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated said in June 2020 that his country would be the only one whose oil exports would be completely cut if the Strait of Hormuz were closed but that the Goureh-Jask Pipeline solves this problem.[11]

Soroush Energy Company is consulting on the project.[1] The main employer is Petroleum Engineering and Development Company.

In July 2021, the project was completed and was intended to begin transmitting 300,000 bpd. By October 2021 it was expected to up to full capacity of 1 million bpd.[10]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 National Iranian Oil Engineering & Construction Company. "Goureh-Jask Crude Oil Pipeline Construction". NIOEC.com. Retrieved August 5, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Goureh-Jask Mega Oil Pipeline Project Uninterrupted". Financial Tribune. 2020-04-12. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  3. Hashemian, M. (Nov 19, 2008). "Strategic Alliances for energy Security Iran's Role" (PDF). UNECE.org. Retrieved Mar 11, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Goreh-Jask Crude Oil Pipeline". NS Energy. Retrieved Mar 11, 2022.
  5. "Operation of an underground 42" crude oil pipeline from Gurreh in Bushehr to Jask port in Hormozgan province". Enerchimi. Jul 28, 2021. Retrieved Mar 11, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Iran's Latest Energy Project Should Worry The West | OilPrice.com". OilPrice.com. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Goreh-Jask crude oil pipeline". NS Energy Business. Retrieved 2022-05-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Goureh-Jask Oil Transfer Project on Track". Financial Tribune. 2020-02-19. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  9. "The Crucial Oil Pipeline That Could Help Iran Skirt Sanctions | OilPrice.com". OilPrice.com. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Iran opens Goreh-Jask Pipeline". NS Energy Business. Retrieved 2022-05-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Iran building pipeline to avoid disputed oil waterway | S&P Global Platts". www.spglobal.com. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  12. "Iran Starts Hormuz Bypass Work". MEES. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  13. "Iran Builds $1.8B Oil Pipeline To Bypass Strait Of Hormuz | OilPrice.com". OilPrice.com. Retrieved 2020-08-05.

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