Iran exports 400,000 tons of sulfur in 11 months
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.18 / Trend, F. Mehdi/
Iran has exported over 400,000 tons of sulfur to India, China, and Pakistan since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2012), the Mehr News Agency reported.
More than 600,000 tons of sulfur has been produced at Iran's Shahid Hasheminejad refinery, of which, 400,000 tons has been exported.
According to a national plan, sulfur production capacity will be increased to 1,200 tons per day from 280 tons. The sequestration of sulfur from oil and gas products is one of the main policies of the Iranian Oil Ministry.
Iranian media outlets, citing the statements of some Iranian experts and officials, say that the sulfur content in Iranian made gasoline averages from 180 to 1000 parts per million (ppm). The quality of diesel offered at gas stations is much worse with sulfur levels from 7000 to 8000 ppm.
The Iranian Oil Ministry had promised to improve the fuel quality to the Euro IV standard. Euro IV fuel standards permit 50 ppm of sulfur in gasoline and diesel.