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Collecting APG Will Help Secure Petrochemical Feedstock Supply

Several measures has been adopted to reduce gas flaring in southwestern Khuzestan, namely collecting APG for injection into oil and gas wells, converting it into petroleum products like natural gas liquids, and using flare gas for generating electricity
Collecting APG Will Help Secure Petrochemical Feedstock Supply Collecting APG Will Help Secure Petrochemical Feedstock Supply

Collecting all the flare gas in Khuzestan Province requires $3.5 billion of investment, the province’s governor said.
Visiting Amir Kabir Petrochemical Company in the Petrochemical Economic Special Zone, Mahshahr County, Gholamreza Shariati said the collected associated petroleum gas can be used as feedstock for petrochemical plants and help ensure stable feedstock supply to the expanding industry, IRNA reported.
APG is natural gas found with deposits of petroleum. It is often released as a waste product and burnt off as flare gas.
Flaring is an important safety measure at many oil and gas production sites, as it prevents industrial plant equipment from over-pressuring and exploding. However, burning high levels of APG is a major source of pollution.

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