BANDAR ABBAS (NIORDC) - Iran"s petrol production capacity stands at 90 million liters per day from 59.5ml/d back in 2013, the year President Rouhani took office, Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said.
Addressing a ceremony to launch a major refinery project on Thursday, the official said once several production projects became operational by the end of the current calendar year to March 20, 2019, Iran"s Euro-4 gasoline production would reach 54 million liters per day, increasing 14-fold from the 2013 figures.
In 2013, production of the item stood at merely 3.4 million liters per day, but crossed 28 ml/d in 2017, he said.
Mr. Zangeneh further added that the average gasoline consumption in the country in 2012 was 63.5 million liters, but in June of 2018 reached 83.5 million liters, and would increase even higher in the coming months. He put the rate of increased consumption at 8 to 9 percent annually.
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh further said that Euro-4 gasoline and gasoil was being distributed in the country"s major cities.
He also announced the inauguration of the Hydrogen Unit of Tabriz Refinery with a daily production of 6 million liters of gasoil in August, adding the hydrogen purification unit of Bandar Abbas Refinery, with a daily production capacity of 12 million liters of Euro-4 gasoil, would be exploited in October this year; furthermore, inauguration of the hydrogen unit of Isfahan Refinery with the Euro 4 standard was on the agenda, he added.
Zangeneh also said that the Euro-4 petrol output of Lavan Refinery would also be enhanced by 2 million liters in the future.