Iran petrochemical production up

Iran Materials 7 December 2011 14:11 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 7 / Trend M. Moezzi/

Iran's petrochemical production capacity is up by five million tons, a deputy oil minister told the newspaper, Iran.

Among Iran's most important petrochemical projects are the launch of the world's biggest petrochemical pipeline and completion of phase 1 of the Kavian petrochemical complex, said deputy oil minister Abdol Hossein Bayat. The Kavian complex can produce one million tons of ethylene annually.

Work building Phase 1 of the west ethylene pipeline from Assaluyeh to the port of Mahshahr is expected by begin this year (Iran's solar year ends on March 20), Mr Bayat told Iran.

Pre-launch work on another project, the NF3 petrochemical unit at the Bandar Imam Petrochemical Complex, will be completed in the next two weeks and final work will begin within the next two and a half month, Iran wrote.