Iranian Hasheminejad refinery’s gas output surpass 17 billion cubic meters
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep.30/ Trend R.Zamanov
Over 17 billion cubic meters of gas have been refined in Iran's Shahid Hashemi Nejad (Khangiran) Gas Refinery during the past Iranian calendar year which ended March 20.
Hasheminejad is the country's biggest sulphur production unit, the IRNA News Agency reported.
The refinery's sulphur production in the previous year saw a 6.5 per cent increase compared to its preceding one.
The refinery's managing director said in June that Iran annually exports 160 million dollars' worth of sulphur from the Hasheminejad Refinery.
"The Hasheminejad Refinery produces 2000 tons of sulphur daily which makes it the country's biggest sulphur producer," the ISNA News Agency quoted Masoud Hasani as saying.
He went on to note that annually some 400,000 tons of sulphur out of the refinery's total output of 600,000 tons is being exported.
Some 200,000 tons of sulphur worth 40 million dollars will also be sold on the domestic markets, Hasani explained.
He also said the refinery's feed gas sits amongst the most dangerous types of gas.
The Shahid Hasheminejad gas processing plant as the only refining facility in the eastern part of Iran is fed by gas reserves located in Khangiran near the city of Sarakhs, 165 kilometres east of Mashhad, capital of the Khorasan Razavi province.
The facility supplies gas to six provinces of the country and produces a variety of products including naphtha, kerosene, gasoil and raw gasoline.