First Iranian petro oil refinery to start operating this spring

Iran Materials 17 January 2012 14:23 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 17 Trend M. Moezzi

Iran's first petro oil refiner will begin operating by this spring making it possible to produce propylene at its oil refineries for the first time, Mehr news agency reported an oil industry official as saying.

Construction of the Imam Khomeini refinery in Shazand is done and 99 per cent of its pre-operational and operational work completed said Rashid Seyedian, the project's manager.

As of now, the Shazand oil refinery unit produces about 8.3 million litres of petrol that meets Euro 4 and 5 standards. As the remaining processing units start operating, the refinery's capacity to produce high octane petrol and the Euro 4 and 5 standards petrol will surpass 16 million litres a day.

Liquid gas production capacity at Shazand will increase to 3.6 million litres a day, propylene production will total 1.2 million litres and high octane petrol production will reach 3.5 million litres a day. Shazand's production of regular petrol meeting Euro standards will be 12.3 million litres a day.

The most important feature of Shazand's second development phase is the ability to produce 7500 barrels of propylene a day. This is followed by a jump in refinery capacity from 170 thousand barrels to 250 thousand barrels per day.

By the end of the year (Iran's solar year ends in March), the country will produce 70 million litres of petrol a day.