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News ID: 5962
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 14:54 - 07 January 2015
Tehran, YJC. The Islamic Republic plans to boost its petrochemical production to over 42 million tonnes by March, which marks the end of the current Iranian calendar.

Iran's petrochemical industry is currently functioning at 73 pct of its nominal capacity due to some hindrances, including a scanty feedstock, said director for production control at the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Ali Mohammad Bosaqzadeh.

Petrochemical production has increased at Mahshahr petrochemical plants, for example in Karoun, Arvand and Rajal, in south of the country, he asserted.

The official added that poutput will further increase in the coming months following major overhals at the plants mentioned.

According to Bosaqzadeh, production at Laleh, Razi, Arvand, Karoun and Rajal plants has risen to 90 percent of the facilities’ nominal capacities.

He also stated that liquid feedstock supplies to petrochemical units in Mahshahr free zone have increased during the current Iranian year.

Petrochemical firms in Assaluyeh were also supplied with enough gas feedstock this year, he noted, pointing out that production at the South Pars gas field has currently risen to 75 million cubic meters per day.

South Pars, one of Iran's major gas reservoirs, covers an area of 9.7 thousand square kilometers, over one third of which lies in Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

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