TEHRAN (NIORDC) - Iran"s Bandar Abbas Gas Condensate Refinery, also known as Persian Gulf Star Refinery, will be supplying 30 million liters per day of gasoline by fall, the plant"s CEO says.
The gasoline output of the facility currently stands at 26 million liters per day which is 2 ml/d higher than its nameplate capacity.
Mohammad Ali Dadvar said by inauguration of the refinery"s second phase its gasoline production reached 24 ml/d, but, by tapping the plant"s distillation unit and the spare capacity of phase one, another 2 ml/d was added to its production capacity.
He further said that the hydrogen filtration unit of the third phase of the refinery was being installed and would come on-stream within the next month to bring the plant"s daily gasoline production to 30 million liters per day.
The refinery is currently supplying 7 ml/d of gasoil as well which will reach 10 to 12 ml/d in the near future, the official added.
Once fully operational, the refinery will supply 36 to 40 ml/d of gasoline. Its premium gasoline output will also be at 27 ml/d from currently 10 ml/d.
The plant is designed in three phases each operating with 12 ml/d of gasoline of installed capacity.
Once the third phase of the plant comes online, Iran would be poised to become a gasoline exporter.
Persian Gulf Star Refinery is the world"s largest gas condensate refinery which is 70% developed by domestically-build equipment, fully installed by Iranian companies, and 95% operated by domestic forces