Treating gas flare fetches $15m/y for refinery


TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (Shana) — Fajr Jam Gas refinery provided 45,000 tons/y of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from surplus gas flare which brings the country an income of $15m/y.

Speaking to visiting reporters, Hadi Hashemzadeh Farhang, managing director of the refinery which is located in Jam city of southern Bushehr Province, said the refinery’s project to process gas flare has been very instrumental to curb air pollution in the region besides fetching an income for the refinery.

He said the refinery has produced 37,500 tons of LPG since March 21, start of the Iranian calendar year which is 4% more than the envisaged volume.

He said the refinery is planned to receive 50 mcm/d of natural gas from the supergiant South Pars gas field which Iran share with Qatar in Persian Gulf waters within the next 3 years.

Fajr Jam refinery is currently being fed by deliveries from Nar, Kangan and South Pars gas fields.