IRNA – Iran will increase its gasoline output to 100 million liters per day, Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh said.
In the near future, the third phase of Setareh Khalij Fars Refinery will come into stream; therefore, the volume of oil production will rise to 100 million liters per day, Zangeneh said.
He noted that the nominal capacity of the third phase of Setareh Khalij Fars Refinery is 36 million liters and will come to stream during this Iranian calendar month (started December 22).
Iran has planned to become self-sufficient in gasoline production since several years ago.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the oil minister said that during this Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018) and also the year after it (to start March 21, 2019), Iran will not need the import of gasoline.