Building Iran’s largest refinery lagging schedule

Iran Materials 31 March 2012 14:22 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Mar. 31/ Trend F.Milad/
Although building the largest gas condensates refinery in Iran, namely the Persian Gulf Star Refinery, has progressed by 50 percent, but the project is still lagging the scheduled timetable, according to ISNA news agency.
Iranian Deputy Oil minister Alireza Zeighami announced in May 2011 that 600 million dollars will be earmarked for completing the Persian Gulf Star Refinery.
Once the refinery comes on stream, it will have the capacity to refine 360,000 barrels of oil per day. The refinery will be implemented in three 120,000-barrel phases and the first phase will be inaugurated within two and half years, Zeighami added, Shana news agency reported.
The executive operations of the proposed refinery started in 2007. Once the project is inaugurated, the capacity of the country's oil products will rise more than 35 million liters of gasoline and 14 million liters of gas oil per day.

In addition, the proposed refinery will produce 4 million liters of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), 3 million liters of jet fuel and 130 tons of sulfur.