Volume of Iran’s petrochemical output significant in 6 months

Oil&Gas Materials 3 October 2018 14:15 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Oct. 3


Director of Production Control at the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Ghodratollah Farajpour said the countries’ petrochemical complexes produced more than 27 million tons of products in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21).

“Some 27.5 million tons of petrochemical products were produced in the first six months of this year,” Farajpour said on October 3, IRIB news agency reported.

The output is significant given to the fact that engineers have been carrying out maintenance work at the units in the past months, he added.

“80 percent of the country’s nominal capacity has been achieved,” the official said.

Bulk of Iran’s petrochemical infrastructure is based in the southern regions off the Persian Gulf where water supply is less of a concern and proximity to the international waterway makes transport and shipment more feasible and cost-effective.

Some 21 petrochemical complexes, centered in the city of Mahshahr in the southern Khuzestan Province, have had a combined output of more than 14.7 million tons in the nine-month period.