Seven percent of fuel of Iran’s Shazand refinery converted to fuel oil

Oil&Gas Materials 13 May 2019 14:52 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 13

By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:

As much as 7 percent of fuel at Iran’s Imam Khomeini Shazand Oil Refinery, located in the Shazand district of the country’s Markazi Province, is converted into fuel oil, Executive Director of the Imam Khomeini Oil Refining Company Alireza Amin said, Trend reports with reference to IRNA.

He said that plant processes more than 250,000 barrels of crude oil daily and produces more than 17 million liters of gasoline and 12 million liters of diesel that meet Euro 4 standard. The high quality gasoline is consumed in Tehran, Alborz and Markazi provinces, Alireza Amin added.

“Last Iranian year (started on March 21, 2018), the plant produced 5.2 billion liters of gasoline that meets the Euro 4 standard,” he noted. “This makes more than 20 percent of the total consumption of gasoline in Iran.”

In his words, last year, the plant produced 230 million liters of Premium gasoline, 430 million liters of white oil and 4 billion liters of diesel fuel.

He added that Imam Khomeini Shazand Oil Refinery's daily production accounts for 500 tons of propylene, 400 tons of granulated sulfur, 2,000 tons of liquefied gas, 16 million liters of gasoline that meet the Euro 4 standards, 13 million liters of diesel fuel and 4 million liters of fuel oil.

Imam Khomeini Shazand Oil Refinery started operating in 1993 with processing capacity of 150,000 barrels of oil per day.