Iran exports first propane consignment to Africa

Oil&Gas Materials 21 September 2014 13:39 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Sept. 21

By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

Iran loaded the first propane consignment of Siri NGL plant on a ship in order to export the conginment to an African country.

The country also exported the plant's second buthane consignment to the African country, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on 21.

It was prevoiusly reported that Iran will export 106,000 barrels of propane produced at its Siri natural gas liquids (NGL) production plant to Kenya.

Reza Haqiqi, director of Siri Oilfields Development Headquarters, said the Siri NGL plant, which is located in the Persian Gulf, went on stream in February 2013. It collects around 100 million cubic feet (mcf) of dry gas per day, thus preventing associated petroleum gas from being flared, the Shana news agency reported on August 29.

The NGL plant also produces 1,500 barrels per day (bpd) of pentane, 4,000 bpd of butane, 1,400 bpd of gas condensate, and 8,000 bpd of propane.

The NGL plant produces butane, propane, pentane, and naphtha, he said, adding that 280,000 barrels of naphtha and 106,000 barrels of butane, totally worth $22.2 million, have been so far exported.