Euro-4 gasoline output at Iran's Shazand refinery hits 16M liters
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 22
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
The daily Euro-4 gasoline output of Imam Khomeini Refinery of Shazand city (located in the central province of Markazi) reached 16 million liters, after the damaged unit re-launched, Iran's Fars news agency reported Nov. 22.
The operation of the refinery's Residual Fluid Catalytic Cracking (RFCC) unit was suspended during last 10 days due to technical problems.
During the downtime, the refinery's Euro-4 gasoline production was decreased by 8-9 million liters per day and almost halved.
The main part of the refinery's produced gasoline is transferred to capital city of Tehran.
During the downtime period of the refinery's RFCC unit, Tehran's gasoline demand partly supplied from storage tanks, as well as imported gasoline.
Shazand refinery produced over 3.039 billion liters of gasoline conforming to Euro-4 standard in the first seven months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21 - Oct. 22).
The refinery also produced 2.78 billion liters of diesel oil conforming to Euro-4 standard in the mentioned period. Some 120 million liters of super gasoline were also produced in the seven-month time span.
Iran needs to import around 10 million liters of gasoline daily to meet its domestic demands.
The country imports only the gasoline conforming to Euro-4 standard, as import of Euro-2 gasoline has been banned.
The Former Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) Mostafa Kashkouli previously said that Iran's gasoline consumption will reach 74 million liters per day in the current year.