Iran’s Shazand Refinery restarts gasoline production after overhaul
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 17
Iran’s Imam Khomeini Refinery of Shazand city (located in the central province of Markazi) restarted gasoline production after a period of overhaul, said Shahrokh Khosravani, the deputy managing director of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company.
The overhaul operations at the Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracker (RFCC) started on April 5, he said, adding that the refinery’s gasoline production had decreased to 8 million liters per day during the overhaul period, Iran’s Shana news agency reported on June 14.
Currently, the refinery is producing 13 million liters of gasoline per day, he added.
He noted that the reduced-crude desulphurisation unit (RCD) unit of the gasoline production unit will come on stream in the near future, reaching the refinery’s gasoline output to it nominal capacity of 16 million liters per day.
The main part of the refinery’s produced gasoline is transferred to capital city of Tehran.
Iran needs to import around 10 million liters of gasoline daily to meet its domestic demands.
The country imports only the gasoline conforming to Euro-4 standard, as import of Euro-2 gasoline has been banned.
The Former Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) Mostafa Kashkouli previously said that Iran’s gasoline consumption will reach 74 million liters per day in the current year.