BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 8
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
The propane production at the 10th refinery of the Iran’s South Pars Gas Company (SPGC) will increase by 240 percent in the current Iranian year (from March 20, 2020 to March 21, 2021), Mohammad Nemati, Head of the 10th refinery of Iran's South Pars Gas Company, Trend reports citing the company’s portal.
According to Nemati, in this regard, turbo-expanders will be put into operation in the 3rd and 4th phases of the refinery in the 7th month of current Iranian year (September 22 - November 21).
"Thus, the refinery will produce 1,700 tons of propane and 1,000 tons of butane per day," he added.
The official emphasized that the production of propane increased by 350 tons per day, and butane by 70 tons in the last month (July 22-August 21), with the commissioning of turbo-expanders in 1st and 2nd phases of the refinery.
Nemati noted that the propane production increased by 70 percent and butane production by 35 percent compared to the previous production.
The gas extracted from the 19th phase of the South Pars gas field is transported to the 10th refinery of the South Pars Gas Company. The refinery has the potential to produce 50 million cubic meters of sweet gas, 77,000 barrels of gas condensate, 2,400 tons of ethane, 1,800 tons of propane, 1,100 tons of butane and 320 tons of sulfur per day.
The South Pars gas field is a joint gas field of Iran and Qatar. The proven reserves of the South Pars Gas Field are estimated at 51 trillion cubic meters of gas, of which 36 trillion are extractable. Iran extracted 570 million cubic meters of gas per day from this field in the last Iranian year (from March 21, 2019 to March 20, 2020). Iran has so far spent $33 billion on projects of the South Pars gas field.
Around 75 percent of Iran's gas is supplied by this field.