|Iran’s daily gasoline output temporarily drops 19%||
TEHRAN – Iran’s daily gasoline output has dropped temporarily by 19 percent as production at Bandar Abbas Refinery has been stopped due to overhaul operations.
The refinery’s output amounts to 10 million liters per day, equaling 19 percent of the country’s total gasoline output, the Mehr News Agency reported on Sunday.
The overhaul operations will last 25 days, according to the report.
In April, former Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Alireza Zeighami said that according to current projections, Iran will export 30 million liters of gasoline per day by 2015, despite the international sanctions imposed on the country. Zeighami added that Iran’s gasoline production will hit 70 million liters per day by the end of the current Iranian calendar year, which concludes on March 20, 2014.
Iran exported over 132,000 tons of gasoline, valued at $134 million, in Iranian calendar year 1391 (March 2012-March 2013).
According to data compiled by Iran’s Customs Administration, gasoline exports rose by 127 percent in value and 108.5 percent in volume in 1391 compared to Iranian calendar year 1390 (March 2011-March 2012).
In addition, Iran is currently a leading producer of jet fuel for passenger and cargo planes.
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