Iran’s oil refineries, petrochemical units obliged to pay pollution charges
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.26/ Trend F.Karimov/
Oil refineries and petrochemical units in Iran were obliged to pay pollution charges, ISNA quoted MP Rahim Zare' as saying.
Those refineries and petrochemical units, which do not observe environment protection standards, are required to pay extra charges for polluting the environment, he added.
On October 4, Chairman of the parliament's Petrochemical Committee Moayyed Hosseini Sadr said that raw selling accounts for half of Iran's total petrochemicals exports.
"Iran annually exports 40 million tons of petrochemicals either raw or semi-raw," the Pana News Agency quoted Moayyed Hosseini as saying.
"Iran needs to boost its petrochemical facilities in order to stop raw selling and making more profit through added value," he said.
Based on the fifth five-year development plan the country needs to boost its petrochemical production capacity up to 100 million tons per year.
Iran has exported $8.2 billion worth of petrochemicals, gas condensates, polymer products, and liquid gas in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year, which started on March 21.
Tehran plans to export 17.4 million tons of petrochemical worth around $13 billion by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2014).
Based on the latest report issued by Iran's Customs Administration, Iran has exported some $4.841 billion worth of petrochemicals and polymer products to 60 countries in the mentioned period.
According to the report, Iran exported $3.385 billion worth of condensates in past six months.