Increased feedstock raises output of petchem plants Western Iran

SHANA – The plants operating in the western provinces of Iran yielded more output given the 30% rise in feedstock supply to them by West Ethylene Pipeline, a petrochemical official said.

Ali Mohammad Bossaqzadeh, director of production control at National Petrochemical Company (NPC), said the rise in feedstock supply to the plants during the first 9 months of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21 gave rise to the output of the plants fed by West Ethylene Pipeline,  NPC reported.

As an example, he said, Kurdistan Petrochemical Plant operated at 117% of its nameplate capacity during the period.

Iran’s petrochemical plants supplied 38 million tons of petrochemicals during the 9 months which shows a 14% rise in domestic sales and about 6% rise in exports of the items year-on-year.