Iran to delay inauguration of Bandar Abbas refinery’s gasoline production unit

Business Materials 21 October 2013 14:48 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.21/ Trend R.Zamanov

The gasoline production unit of Bandar Abbas refinery will come on stream after some delay.

The unit was supposed to come on stream by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2014), but the project's manager Ahmad Farzaneh told the ISNA News Agency that the unit will be inaugurated in the second half of next year.

The unit would have the capacity to produce six million litres of gasoline per day. The Bandar Abbas refinery's gasoline production unit is now 83 per cent complete.

Deputy Oil Minister Alierza Zeyqami said on June 21 that once the gasoline production units of Lavan, Esfahan, Bandar Abbas and Tabriz refineries come on stream, the country's gasoline production capacity conforming to Euro 4 would rise to 50 million litres per day.

Zeyqami went on to note that Iran's production capacity currently stands at 61 million tons per day.

Currently 22 million litres of gasoline conforming to Euro 4 and Euro 5 standards is being produced in the country, he said.

Zeyqami expressed the hope that Iran's total gasoline production capacity would reach 70 million litres per day by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2014).