TEHRAN June 28 (Shana)–A deputy petroleum minister has said that Iran will achieve self-sufficiency in high-quality gasoline production by March 2016.
“Based on plans, with the implementation of the first phase of Persian Gulf Star Refinery, the quality of gasoline production in the country’s refineries will increase and we will be able to become exporter of standard and high-quality gasoline,” Abbas Kazemi said.
He said the products of Persian Gulf Star Refinery will be consumed domestically while Abadan and Bandar Abbas refineries’ products including gasoline will be exported.
“We’re already self-sufficient in gas oil, fuel oil, liquefied gas and kerosene production,” said Kazemi, who is also managing-director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC).
He said the oil-rich city of Ahvaz in southwestern Iran will start distributing euro-4 gasoline in September.
Kazemi said Petroleum Ministry plans to build a second refinery in Abadan to produce euro-5 grade gasoline.
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