Increase in Bid Boland Gas Production

Increase in Bid Boland Gas Production Increase in Bid Boland Gas Production

Bid Boland Refinery produced around 5.5 billion cubic meters of gas in the first eight months of the current year (began March 21), indicating a 10 percent rise from the same period last year, Shana news agency reported.

Four sweetening units currently process 27.2 million cubic meters (mcm) of gas per day, said the managing director of the refinery. “Overhaul of several units has increased production by 10 percent, bringing our production to 30.5 mcm of gas per day during winter,” Ali Mohammad Pour-Reza said.

Masjed Soleiman wells supply the required fuel for Bid Boland, located in Behbahan County, Khuzestan Province.  In turn, the refinery provides gas for the city of Majed Soleiman and its industries.  

Masjed Soleiman refinery, under the authority and management of Bid-Boland and based in southern Khuzestan Province, produced a total of 80 mcm of gas during the said period.  The refinery receives associated gas from Aghajari field, and sour gas from Aghar and South Pars fields, and injects them into the national network after sweetening. Construction of a second Bid Boland refinery is in the pipeline. The refinery is expected to produce one million tons of propane, 500,000 tons of butane, 1, 5 million tons of ethane for production of ethylene, and 400,000 tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), per annum. Gas production will increase by 46 million cubic meters once the refinery is built. The $3 billion cost is to be provided by six Iranian banks.

Moreover, with gas extraction from phases 15 and 16 of South Pars gas field, close to 40 mcm of sweet gas will be pumped into the national pipeline before the end of winter. South Pars’ Phase 16 gas field came on stream Tuesday, with gas extraction of Phase 15 platform due to commence next week.