Iran’s Abadan refinery gasoline output to hit 15 MLD

Oil&Gas Materials 24 June 2015 12:41 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, June 24

By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:

Iran's Abadan refinery is going to be equipped with alkylation and acid plant units that will come on stream in one month.

As a result, the refinery's gasoline output will reach 15 million liters per day (MLD), Said Mahjubi, an official with the refinery said.

Mahjubi said the GPTU unit of the refinery to produce gasoline meeting all Euro-4 requirements except for the octane number has been operational for ten days, SHANA news agency reported June 24.

He said right now the facility produces some 13 million liters of gasoline with a sulfur amount of less than 50 ppm, under one percent of benzene, and less than 35 percent of aromatic.

The octane number is right now below 87, but the problems will be solved once the unit is operational, the official said.

He further stated that due to state policies, it is necessary for Iranian refineries to boost gasoline outcome regardless of the product's standard.

So, the refinery is going to produce gasoline in two qualities, both the Euro-4 quality and regular quality.

Mahjubi said that once the alkylation and acid plant units are on stream, five million liters of Euro-4 gasoline will be distributed in the city of Abadan, Khuzestan province and the provincial capital Ahvaz.

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