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Oil Industry Museum Planned

Oil Industry Museum PlannedOil Industry Museum Planned

Iran’s first-ever oil industry museum will be launched at the site of one of the oldest gasoline stations in Tehran.

“Once the gas station’s ownership is officially transferred to the Oil Ministry, work will begin on turning the old station off Sa’adi Street in southern Tehran to a museum,” Akbar Nematollahi, head of public relations at the ministry, was quoted as saying by ISNA.

The filling station is currently owned by the Tehran Municipality, which used the site as a drop-off depot for household waste.

“The infrastructure is damaged and in need of repairs,” he said.

However, the site is now completely devoid of waste, and even the gas pumps have been removed.

“We’re in talks with the Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization to inscribe the site on the National Heritage List,” the official added.

According to the Tehran guidebook published in 1951, the gas station in the Darvaz-e-Dowlat neighborhood is the Iranian capital’s sixth gas station.

Establishment of the museum is part of a comprehensive plan by the ministry to familiarize the public with the century-old history of Iran’s oil and gas industry. Two other museums in the oil cities of Abadan and Masjed Soleiman in the south will also be established soon.