National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIROC) was established by March 1992 in line with the Petroleum Ministry policy of separating upstream activities (crude oil and gas exploration and production) from downstream activities (transfer of crude oil and petroleum products, refining, exporting, importing and distributing petroleum products).
Currently one of the main four subsidiaries of the Ministry of Petroleum, NIORDC is tasked with steering the operations of its own offshoots – National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), Iranian Oil Pipeline and Telecommunications Company (IOPTC), Abadan Oil Refining Company, Imam Khomeini Oil Refining Company, National Iranian Oil Engineering and Construction Company (NIOEC) and Oil Refining Industries Development Company (ORIDC).
NIORDC’s missions are divided into production, transfer and distribution (as links of downstream activities value chain); production, transfer, storage and distribution of petroleum products across the country by making efforts in favor of upgrading the quality of products and showing strong presence in regional and global markets through interaction with neighboring and regional nations in swapping or transacting crude oil and petroleum products as well as joint investment.
Furthermore, NIORDC is tasked with providing engineering and telecommunications services to supply chain companies.
NIOPDC, a key subsidiary of NIORDC, is distributing domestically-manufactured or imported petroleum products and manage filling stations across the country. It also monitors the proper activity of gas stations, CNG stations and aviation fueling centers.