Managing Director of Iran Industrial Projects Management Company Morteza Emami said the refinery has started to operate with the entry of sour gas, adding that currently sour gas of phases 6, 7 and 8 is being transferred to the refinery of phases 17 and 18.
After sweetening the refined gas will be injected into the national network.
He stated that the first phase of the refinery is operational with a capacity of 12.5 million cubic meters each day, noting that toward the end of January with the operation of the second unit of the refinery, the capacity of gas sweetening will increase to 25 million cubic meters.
In the following month month, February, with the entry of gas from the platform the gas sweetening is to increase to 37.5 million cubic meters a day.
Emami also remarked that the 4th unit of the refinery of phases 17 and 18 will turn operational early next year (starting March 21).