Ahwaz pumping station capacity up 750kbd

SHANA — By renovating a key gas turbine at Ahwaz oil export pumping station, the facility’s daily pumping capacity has jumped by 750,000 barrels per day.

According to the director of production at National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC), Saeid Kouti, the turbine was worn-out and disused for several years but was renovated by domestic exports and was returned to production cycle.

He said the turbine added as much as 750,000 b/d to the station’s oil pumping capacity. It also allows for conservation of 8 megawatts of power per day which is now made available to the housing sector in the southwestern province of Khuzestan.

The pumping station plays a key role in ensuring consistent oil export for Iran.