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Iran’s South Pars Gas Company eyes to fully launch its 13th gas refinery

Oil&Gas Materials 29 January 2023 11:58 (UTC +04:00)
Iran’s South Pars Gas Company eyes to fully launch its 13th gas refinery
Elnur Baghishov
Elnur Baghishov
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 29. The 13th gas refinery of Iran’s South Pars Gas Company (SPGC) is expected to be fully put into operations by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2023), an official of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) Mohammad Mehdi Tavassolipour told Shana News Agency, Trend reports.

The official noted that as many as 3 units of the mentioned refinery have been put into operation from the beginning of the last Iranian year (March 21, 2021) to date, and with the launch of the last unit, the 13th gas refinery will be fully operational.

Tavassolipour added that the gas produced from the 14th phase of the Iran-Qatar joint South Pars gas field (called North Dome in Qatar), is processed at the 13th refinery. So far, a total of 62 billion cubic meters of gas are estimated produced from the 14th phase.

“In total, the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has spent $5.2 billion for the construction of the 13th gas refinery of the South Pars Gas Company, the laying of pipelines and related work,” he said.

According to Tavassolipour, the 13th refinery has capacity to produce 50 million cubic meters of methane gas, 77,000 barrels of gas condensate, 400 tons of sulfur, 1 million tons of ethane and 1 million tons of LPG per year.

Reportedly, there are two main and two satellite platforms in the 14th phase of Iran's South Pars gas field.

Iran’s South Pars Gas Company (SPGC) processes rich gas extracted from the South Pars gas field. During March 21, 2022 and December 7, 2022, the company processed more than 143 billion cubic meters of gas, as well as produced 164 million barrels of gas condensate and over 33,000 tons of sulfur.

The South Pars gas field (called North Dome in Qatar) 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's share in the field is 14 trillion cubic meters of gas and 18 billion barrels of gas condensate.

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