Mohammadi, who was speaking on Thursday at a ceremony to officially launch
Bidbolan Gas Refinery, said: "Today is an honorable day for the country's
oil and petrochemical industry, and with the opening of Bidboland Persian Gulf
megaproject, the 11th project of the second leap basket of projects in the
current calendar year was put into operation."
said that this valuable project, while providing sustainable feedstock for the
petrochemical industry, will extinguish the oil field flare stacks, adding,
"With the opening of this project, while supplying feedstock to downstream
petrochemical units, associated petroleum gas from three provinces of Kohgiluyeh
and Boyer-Ahmad, Bushehr and Khuzestan will be collected and will become the
feedstock required for this refinery in NGL 900, 1000, 1200 and 1300 plants."
Deputy Minister of Petroleum for Petrochemical Affairs further noted that the
first item produced in this refinery is methane that is injected into the
national gas pipeline, adding: "Part of the ethane of this refinery will
be used to feed new poly-olefin at Gachsaran Petrochemical Plant and another
part will supply for the lack of feedstock for the olefin units in Mahshahr petrochemical
stated that the propane, butane and gas condensate produced at the refinery will
be transferred for exports, adding that the Persian Gulf Bidboland gas refining
project is equivalent in size to two phases of South Pars gas field.