South Pars Increases Output

South Pars Increases Output
South Pars Increases Output

Ethane production in the first seven months of the current Persian year (started in March) increased 38.5% compared to the same period last year, manager of the third refinery of South Pars Gas Complex said.
“About 680,000 tons of ethane, which is the main feedstock of the region's petrochemicals (in the south and southwest), has been produced from phases 4 and 5 of the SP Gas Field,” IRNA quoted Mohammad Shafi’ Mo’azzeni as saying.
“More than 332,000 tons of propane was produced in the third refinery in the first seven months of the year,” he said, adding that butane production in the period was 193,000 tons.
About 54,000 tons of sulfur and 13 million barrels of gas condensate was also produced. Referring to exports. Mo’azzeni said 10.5 million cubic meters were exported from the two phases. The amount of feed entering the third refinery in the period was about 12 billion cubic meters.
Concerted efforts have been made to improve product quality and reduce environmental pollutants. “Compared to the first seven months of last year, the amount of flared gas has decreased by 18%,” he noted.
Gas flaring refers to the combustion of associated gas generated during various processes including oil and gas recovery and petrochemical process. The typical flare used in the oil and gas industry is composed of a boom or stack which collects the unwanted gases.
Iran has made progress in using flare gas either for power generation or as feed for refineries and petrochemical factories. The government is said to have invested more than $5 billion in related projects.
South Pars is the world's largest gas field shared between Iran and Qatar. It is developed in 24 phases of which 23 are operating.

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