The managing director of Abadan Oil Refining Company, Abdolreza Mehrban says Abadan Oil Refinery’s gasoline making unit with a production capacity of six million liters per day will come on stream up to the next June.
During a visit by IRIB’s News Channel staff to Abadan Oil Refinery, Mr. Mehrban said increasing the refinery’s gasoline production capacity by six million liters per day not only covers 30 percent of the gasoline imports of our country but also raises Abadan Oil Refinery gasoline production capacity to 16 million liters per day.
Noting that the project is being implemented by Iranian experts, the official added that currently water, electricity and steam parts of the gasoline making unit are operational predicting the project come on stream fully up to the end of first three months of the Iranian calendar year 1390 on 21st June 2011.
Referring to Abadan Oil Refinery as the Iran’s oldest oil refinery, Mehraban said that the refinery with a daily processing capacity of 415 thousand barrels of oil ranks the first in oil products yield in the country.
‘By utilization of the gasoline making unit at the refinery, fuel oil production capacity of Abadan Oil Refinery will come down by 36 percent while production of lighter products including gasoline will be raised considerably,’ Mehranan said.
Mehrban added: the first phase of upgrading Abadan oil refinery completed successfully in the Iranian year 1384 (2005).
According to the official remarks, the gasoline-making unit that its construction is underway is a cat cracker unit feeding with heavier cuts. The unit is going to convert heavier feedstock to lighter ones and produce high-octane gasoline, 93 degree, as the main product.
Upgrading old Abadan Refinery, improving environmental situation, production of six million liters of high octane gasoline a day, 250 tons of propylene, 330 tons of gas as feedstock for petrochemical plants and 100 tons of sulfur are among the aims of setting up the gasoline making unit at Abadan Oil Refinery.