Al-Jazeera: Iran has opened a new oil pipeline from Gore to Jask to transfer its oil exports without having to cross the Strait of Hormuz. Until now, Iranian oil exports were loaded and exported from Khark Island in Bushehr province. After loading Iranian oil on the island of Khark in the Persian Gulf, the tankers had to cross the Strait of Hormuz to enter the Oman Sea and then the Indian Ocean, to different countries of the world. But with tensions escalating in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, Iran, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have been seeking to build oil pipelines for years to reduce their exports through the Strait of Hormuz. The UAE and Saudi Arabia also established similar oil pipelines similar to Iran many years ago.