Persian Gulf Star refinery to produce sweet naphtha

April 26, 2019

TEHRAN – Since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2019), Persian Gulf Star Refinery has started producing sweet naphtha.

“Since Farvardin (first month in the Iranian calendar), all the PGSR sour naphtha output have been converted to sweet naphtha.” Shana quoted Mohammad-Ali Dadvar, the managing director of the refinery, as saying.

Dadvar also noted that the fourth phase of the refinery is going to be focused on capacity optimization and fault elimination of existing phases.

According to the official, the significant increase in the refining capacity of the first three phases of the refinery has been the main reason for this decision.

The third phase of Persian Gulf Star Refinery (PGSR), in south of Iran, was put into operation in early January.

The output of the refinery’s 3rd phase stands at 12-15 million liters per day and the total output is currently 45 million liters per day.

Persian Gulf Star Refinery in the southern province of Hormozgan is the first of its kind designed based on gas condensate feedstock received from South Pars gas field which Iran shares with Qatar in the Persian Gulf.

Construction of the refinery started in 2006, but the project was delayed as the result of some mismanagement and also financial limitation due to the West-led sanctions against Iran.
Persian Gulf Star, the Middle East's largest processing facility for gas condensate, is planned to play a big role to turn Iran into an exporter of gasoline.

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