Refinery to boost petrol quality

SHANA — The CEO of Bandar Abbas Oil Refinery said the facility’s petrol quality would improve by March.

Hashem Namvar told Shana that once a project to bolster the production capacity and promote the quality of the items produced at the facility came online, the plant’s petrol quality would improve dramatically.

The project entails a gasoil hydrogen unit, a power generator, nitrogen unit, sour water unit, Amine Contactor, light naphtha unit, and 17 storage tanks, which have all become operational.

Once the project comes on-stream, petrol production capacity of the refinery would increase by 3 ml/d and 70 percent of its output would meet Euro-4 standards.

Moreover, commissioning the gasoil hydrogen refining unit of the facility would add 15 million liters per day of Euro-4 gasoil to the plant’s daily production capacity, he said, adding the petrol quality of the refinery was expected to meet Euro-4 standards by March.

The plant is currently supplying 12 ml/d of petrol, Namvar said.

The plant is fed by 350,000 b/d of crude oil and gas condensate and is touted as the third largest oil refinery in Iran.