Iran’s Euro 5 gasoline output to increase 12m liters by Mar. 20

February 17, 2018 - 9:35

TEHRAN- Completing the second phase of Persian Gulf Star Refinery by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2018) will add 12 million liters of Euro 5 gasoline to Iran’s capacity of the product, according to an oil official.

Alireza Sadeq-Abadi, the managing director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC), made the remarks in the inaugural ceremony of the distillation unit of the second phase on Wednesday.

He put the country’s average gasoline production at 78 million liters per day for the time being and said the figure was 60 million liters in the same time of the last year; noting that the amount of production and the volume of consumption are now very close to each other. 

In mid-December last year, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Iran will reach a stable status in gasoline production once the second phase of Persian Gulf Star Refinery comes on stream.

Meanwhile, according to a report by Mehr news agency, the first shipment of Euro 5 gasoline produced by Persian Gulf Star Refinery was delivered to Shahid Rajaee port in south of the country on December 3.