Refineries launched at South Pars' phases 20-21
Tehran, Iran, August 29
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran has inaugurated the first row of refineries at phases 20 and 21 of the South Pars gas field.
The refineries started operation as they received sour gas from phases 6, 7, and 8, Fars news agency reported August 29.
Phases 20 and 21 are meant to reach an output of two billion cubic feet of gas and 80 thousand barrels of gas condensates per day.
Together, the two phases will also yield 400 tons of sulfur, 1.05 million tons of liquefied gas, and one million tons of ethane per year.
The second row of refineries will also come on stream in the near future.
Currently Iran’s gas production in the field stands at 430 million cubic meters per day.
South Pars is divided into 24 development phases and contains 40 trillion cubic meters of natural gas.
It covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which are in Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers are situated in Qatar's territorial waters.