Gas Supply to Refineries Up 15%

Gas Supply to Refineries Up 15%Gas Supply to Refineries Up 15%

The supply of gas to refineries from the upstream sector saw a 15-percent increase in the first five months of the present Iranian calendar year (March-July 2014), reaching 71.2 billion cubic meters after the implementation of substantial repairs, Shana reported.

“By minimizing the period of substantial repairs in Fajr Jam, Sarkhoun and Qeshm and Ilam refineries to 5, 3 and 4 days respectively, the supply of gas to these refineries has significantly improved,” said Mehdi Jamshidi Dana, the director of production maintenance at the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC).

The repair of phases 4 and 5 of the South Pars gas field took 20 days and phase 1, 12 days less than estimated, he said.

Fifty percent of the increase comes from South Pars phase 12, 15 and 16 developments.

Jamshidi insisted that NIGC’s production maintenance department is keenly overseeing the increase in gas supply to Fajr Jam and Bidboland refineries. “The supply of gas via the Fifth Pipeline increased to 12 million cubic meters in the March-July period, 6 million cubic meters above projection.”