Tehran, Iran, Sept. 5
The fourth phase of Iran’s Persian Gulf Star Refinery (PGSR), which is hailed as the Middle East’s largest gas condensate processing complex, is expected to come online in the near future.
With the launch of the fourth phase of the refinery, 120,000 barrels of condensate will be added to the country’s total refining capacity, Shana news agency reported on September 5.
The execution of the project is underway with the help of domestic engineers and experts, the report added.
President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated Phase 1 of the refinery in March 2017. On June 28, the second phase was launched in a ceremony attended by the president in the country’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas.
With the inauguration of the second phase, the refinery’s production of Euro 5 gasoline doubled, rising from 12 million to 24 million liters a day.
Once all of its three phases come into operation, the refinery’s daily production capacity will reach 36 million liters of Euro 5 gasoline, as well as 14 million liters of light and heavy diesel, 3 million liters of jet fuel, more than 4 million liters of gas condensate, 130 tons of solid sulfur, and 425 tons of hydrogen.
The third phase will come online at the end of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21).