Iran's Abadan refinery’s daily gasoline output hits 15 million liters

Iran Materials 17 September 2012 11:21 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep.17/ Trend F.Milad/

Abadan refinery's gasoline output has reached 15 million liters per day, official dealing with engineering affairs at the refinery Abdolhamid Taqizadeh stated today.

"Around 15 million liters of gasoline, 19 million liters of gas oil, and 3 million liters of kerosene are produced on the daily basis in the refinery," Abdolhamid Taqizadeh told the IRNA news agency.

"A number of petrochemical projects will come on stream by the end of this year (March 20, 2013), which will boost the country's gasoline output by around 12 million liters per day, to hit 70 million liters per day," the National Iranian Oil Production and Distribution Company's managing director Alireza Zeighami said in May.

"Gasoline production units at the Imam Khomeini, Shazand, Abadan, Tondgouyan and Lavan refineries will be put into operation by the end of the year," Alireza Zeighami said.

Iran exported over 132,000 tons of gasoline, worth around $134 million, last year.

According to the Customs Administration data, the gasoline exports rose by 127 percent in value and 108.5 percent in volume, respectively, compared to the previous year.

Armenia, Afghanistan, the UAE, Iraq and Oman were the destinations for Iranian gasoline.

According to official government data, Iranian gasoline imports have slumped by as much as 95 percent over the last four years as rising refinery capacity and lowering fuel subsidies help neutralize Western sanctions aimed at starving Tehran of fuel.