Iran’s Lavan gasoline production unit comes on stream

Iran Materials 21 October 2012 12:31 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku , Oct. 21/ Trend F.Milad/

Lavan Refinery's gasoline production unit came on steam without any delay, the Mehr News Agency reported.

The unit will start gasoline production in 150 days.

The expansion plan of Lavan Refinery will be finished by the end of current Iranian calendar year (March 19, 2013).

Some $100 million have been allocated to the expansion plan of Lavan Refinery, located in Iran's southern Hormozgan province, managing director of Lavan Oil Refining Company Mohammad-Ali Dadvar said.

Mohammad-Ali Dadvar added that the sum is 10 percent of the total budget which is required to complete the expansion plan, the IRNA new sagency reported.

The refinery's daily crude oil refining capacity is planned to be increased from 30,000 barrels per day to 50,000 barrels per day.

It will also increase its gasoline output from 1.4 million liters per day to 2.8 million liters and its natural gas production from 80 tons per day to 220 tons per day by the end of autumn.

On September 21, Dadvar told the IRNA news agency that the refinery will start producing one million liters of jet fuel per day by the next two months.

The gasoline production unit of the refinery will boost output by 1.3 million liters to 2.8 million liters by the end of autumn, he added.