TEHRAN (NIORDC) __ A senior Iranian energy official said the country was planning to bring its petrol production capacity to 100 million liters per day by the end of the current Iranian calendar year to March 20, 2019.
National Iranian Oil Refining & Distribution Company (NIORDC) CEO Alireza Sadighabadi told a televised interview on Thursday that plans were under way to bring the country"s petrol production capacity to 100 ml/d from currently 90 ml/d.
Last week, Iran launched the second phase of Bandar Abbas Gas Condensate Refinery-aka Persian Gulf Star Refinery, adding 12 ml/d to the country"s petrol production capacity. The facility it currently supplying 24 ml/d in two phases and its third and last phase will become operational by March 2019.
Sadighabadi, who is also deputy petroleum minister for distribution and refining of petroleum products, said Iran"s Euro-4 petrol production capacity was planned to reach 54 ml/d by the end of the current calendar year.
He further said that phase III of the refinery would add 12 ml/d of Euro-5 petrol to the country"s capacity.
The official also warned that motor vehicles needed to be upgraded with Euro-4 and 5 engines, otherwise their pollution would not differ when using quality petrol.
"By oversupplying petrol we are focused at stockpiling the strategic item and have no plans for exports so far," said Sadighabadi.