posted on Jun, 24 2006 @ 04:22 PM
I think your intro paragraph should be written a little more professionaly, but I voted yes anyways because it is definetly interesting news. Why
would Iran put themselves in that kind of a vulnerable situation? They may have the oil, but having no refining capacity would leave them vulnerable
to sanctions on gasoline exports to the country, setting them back as much as several years if such a move were to come to pass.
They should begin construction of refineries within a reasonable range of their wells to make transportation less of an issue.
Most countries keep their refineries close to coastal ports because all of their crude enters their borders from across the water. Iran does not have
that issue because they produce their crude within their borders, so they would only need their refineries in a reasonable location relative to the
majority of their wells.