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Publish Date: 10:43 - 27 November 2014
Tehran, YJC. Deputy Director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIOPDC) Shahrokh Khsravani has said Iran will stop gasoline imports by next year.

Khosravani speaking to Mehr News Agency said that with the operation of new refinery in Isfahan as well as the first phase of Persian Gulf Star refinery, the country is likely to stop imports of gasoline completely.

"Iran has been importing an average of 5 million liters of gasoline daily; right now, the design and installment of machinery in Isfahan refinery is over,” he added.

"Sanctions prevented the provision of catalysts which are needed in the gasoline production project; now, an indigenous catalyst production plan is been carried out by Iranian expertise,” Khosravani told Mehr News, adding that "the refinery will produce four million liters of gasoline with Euro 4 quality standard each day.”

"The standard of seventy per cent of construction of Persian Gulf Star condensate gas refinery has been achieved; according to schedule, the first phase will be set for operation by next year (beginning March 21, 2015),” he said.

"Bandar Abbas refinery is also in its final construction phase; with all of these refineries entering operation, Iran will practically abandon importing gasoline by next September,” Khosravani asserted.

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