Addressing a press conference
on Sunday, Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Refining &
Distribution Company (NIORDC) Alireza Sadighabadi said launching the project would
need €100m while its third phase would need less investments.
He said gasoline output of the
plant's first phase rose from 3.5 million liters per day to 10 ml/d in a matter
of two months which is a record by itself.
The phase has been developed
for production of 12 ml/d of Euro-4 gasoline which has recently been realized.
The facility is the supplier
of the greenest petrol in Iran, he added.
"We are planning to
launch the plant's second phase soon," he said.
Once fully operational, the second phase of
the project will become a major source of income for the country, the NIORDC
Elsewhere in the conference,
Sadighabadi, who is also deputy petroleum minister in refining and distribution
affairs, said that Abadan Refinery, located in the southwestern city of Abadan,
will reach the production capacity of 2 million liters/day of alkylate petrol.
Alkylation is a secondary
refinery unit operation that adds high octane hydrocarbons to motor and
aviation gasoline. High octane hydrocarbons are needed to help prevent
autoignition of gasoline (knocking) in an engine and to meet recommended engine