The gas condensate plant supplies
various petroleum products including gas oil, gasoline, hydrogen, sulfur and
jet fuel. The project is among many other projects inaugurated on the 40th
anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
With the inauguration of the phase
of the plant, the Persian Gulf Star Refinery is now capable of producing 45ml/d
of Euro-4 gasoline, 12.5ml/d of gas oil, 3ml/d of condensate gas and 2ml/d of
jet fuel, according to dolat.ir.
On the other hand, the plant can
create 600 permanent jobs and its feed-stock capacity stands at 120,000 b/d.
Environmental protection is also among other aspects of the project, PressTV
President Rouhani also inaugurated a
separate project designed to promote the quality of Bandar Abbas Refinery’s gasoline
and oil gas.
The Persian Gulf Star Refinery was
constructed in 2006. The refinery converts light crude, known as gas
condensate, into gasoline and naphtha. The feed-stock of the facility is
supplied by the condensate produced at the South Pars gas field in the Persian
Gulf. /The Iranian government says efforts are underway to plan and launch the
fourth phase of the project in the future.
In a TV interview following the
inauguration of the third phase of said the Persian Gulf Star Refinery, Iranian
Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh said Iran has become self-sufficient in gasoline
"Fortunately, we do not need to
import gasoline anymore. We have reached self-sufficiency. We can export our
produced gasoline but have no export plans," Zangeneh was quoted as saying
by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).
Iran has been struggling for years
to meet its domestic fuel needs because of a lack of refining capacity and
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