BANDAR ABBAS (NIORDC) __ Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said that the third and last phase of Bandar Abbas Gas Condensate Refinery, aka Persian Gulf Star Refinery, would become operational in the winter, bringing the plant"s gasoline production capacity to 36 million liters per day.
Addressing a ceremony to launch the second phase of Bandar Abbas Gas Condensate Refinery, also known as the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in Bandar Abbas on Thursday, the official said the second phase of the Persian Gulf Star Refinery brought its gasoline output to 24 million liters per day, saying, "Securing the country"s self-sufficiency in gasoline production must be pursued in the auto-making industry."
"Despite the fact that quality gasoline and gasoil are distributed in major cities and the projects to improve the quality of such fuels are coming online one after the other, controlling and managing petrol consumption is a vital issue for the country," cautioned the official.
Announcing that the third phase of the project, touted as the largest condensate refinery in the world, would come on-stream during winter, Mr. Zangeneh said Iran"s Euro-4 gasoline production stood at merely 3.4 million liters per day in 2013 which crossed 28 ml/d in 2017 and would reach 54 million liters per day this calendar year, increasing 14-fold.
Persian Gulf Star Refinery with 360,000 barrels per day of processing capacity allows Iran to convert gas condensate into value added items which would otherwise be exported with all the difficulties caused by US sanctions on Tehran in international markets