During a Monday visit to the refining facilities of the massive gas
field, Mr. Zangeneh said, "We are endeavoring to complete phases 13, 14,
22, 23 and 24 of the gas field during next [calendar] year provided that the projects
are properly funded."
Accompanied with members of the Iranian parliament's energy committee,
Zangeneh said once Iran fully operates two major refining projects, namely, Siraf
(with 48,000 b/d of processing capacity) and Bandar Abbas Gas Condensate refineries
(with 36,000 b/d of refining capacity), the country will no longer have any gas
condensate for export.
He further said Iran is currently producing 4.5 million tons of ethane
annually which will cross 6 mt/y next year and 10 mt/y by 2020.
while, "the country consumes 5.5 mt/y which means the rest of the item
will be up for export."