Iran launches distillation unit at Persian Gulf Star Refinery
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 18
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
A distillation unit has been launched at Iran’s Persian Gulf Star Refinery, an Iranian official said.
Ahmad Adib, the managing director of Persian Gulf Star Refinery, has said the unit will continue to produce sour naphtha on regular bases until the refinery is fully implemented, SHANA news agency reported Oct. 18.
He added that the first phase of the refinery will come on stream in the future and its output will meet Euro 4 and Euro 5 standards.
The distillation unit has a daily capacity of producing 120,000 barrels of gas condensate and 12 million liters of Euro 4 gasoline.
Iran plans to increase its oil (and gas condensate) refining capacity from the current 1.8 million barrels per day (mb/d) to 3.1 mb/d by March 2021.
The Persian Gulf Star Refinery will add 360,000 b/d, while Siraf Complex, Anahita and Bahman Geno refineries will add 480,000 b/d, 150,000 b/d and 300,000 b/d to the current refinery capacity.