Three new gas refineries to start work in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 12/ Trend M. Moezzi
Three gas refineries are planned to start refining gas extracted from five phases of Iran's joint South Pars gas and oil field, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reports.
The addition is a sign of Iran's growing capability in administering its oil industry without outside help when compared to the 13 years when Iran built five refineries dedicated to the South Pars field, said Mousa Souri, the head of the South Pars Gas and Oil Company.
Right now Iran is domestically producing more than 70 per cent of the equipment its oil industry needs, compared to 15 to 20 per cent at the start of Iran's Revolution, said Mr. Souri.
Meanwhile, only Phase 11 of South Pars is being worked on by a foreign (Chinese) company. The rest of the Persian Gulf oil field's phases are being developed by Iranian contractors.