Refinery boosts production capacity

SHANA – Abadan Refinery, Iran’s first refinery, has increased its gasoline production capacity to 12 million liters per day.

According to the facility’s CEO Esfandiar Daem-o-Zekr, the plant’s petrol output was at 10 ml/d recently which has increased to 12 ml/d after launching 2 refining units at the facility.

The units were left hamstrung for four years due to technical malfunctions.

“We are optimistic that all the plant’s petrol output will meet Euro-4 standards by the end of the current [calendar] year (to March 20 2019),” he said, according to the National Iranian Oil Refining & Distribution Company (NIORDC)’s website.

The official further said that worn-out units of the facility will be dedicated to the Oil Museum of Abadan, adding the facility will operate as a modern refining unit in the future.