Iran increases capacity for producing Euro-4 gasoline
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 31
By Farhad Daneshvar - Trend:
Iran's capacity for producing Euro-4 gasoline has increased by seven million liters per day by launching the gasoline producing complex of Esfahan Oil Refining Company, an Iranian oil deputy minister said.
The Iranian deputy oil minister, Abbas Kazemi, has said that the gasoline producing complex of Esfahan Oil Refining Company has already been launched and the officials have made efforts to increase the quality of the output instead of the quantity, Mehr news agency reported.
The oil ministry has decided to distribute the output of the gasoline producing complex of Esfahan in the cities of Ahwaz and Esfahan, he stated.
The deputy minister further speculated that the early production of gasoline will be kicked off until March 21 at a new gasoline producing complex in the refinery of the southern port city of Bandar Abbas.
He added that the country currently produces 16 million liters of Euro-4 gasoline at Shazand Refinery, seven million litters at Esfahan Refinery and one million litters at Tabriz Refinery.
According to Kazemi inhabitants in the cities of Tehran, Arak, Karaj and Esfahan burn only Euro-4 gasoline while the vehicles in the cities of Mashhad, Tabriz and Ahwaz partially use the Euro-4 gasoline.
Once the projects including the gasoline production sections at Lavan, Bandar Abbas and Persian Gulf Star refinery come on stream Iran will only distribute Euro-4 gasoline in large cities.
In the first six months of the current Iranian year, 66 gasoline cargoes were brought to Iran, three of which were returned due to failing to meet required standards.
Daily gasoline consumption in Iran stands at 75 million liters averagely.
The country's gasoline output is currently some 64 million liters, requiring the country to import enough to meet domestic requirements.