Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) declared that Iran will celebrate its self-sufficiency in the production of petroleum after the inauguration of the world’s largest gas condensate refinery in coming days.
After coming into operation, the ‘Persian Gulf Star’ gas condensate refinery, which is developed by IRGC’s Khatam al-Anbia Construction Base, will make Iran self-sufficient in gasoline production and mark the beginning of exports to foreign countries, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Saturday.
According to a Farsi report by Sepah News, General Jafari announced that the refinery, which is the largest one in the world in terms of area, will be inaugurated in the coming days.
He made the remarks during a visit to the large refinery near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas.
The input, namely gas condensates, are supplied to the refinery through a pipeline stretching for nearly 400 kilometers from gas refineries in Asalouyeh, located in the neighboring province of Bushehr, the general explained.
According to the senior commander, 80 percent of the equipment in the gas condensate refinery has been manufactured inside the country, Tasnim reported.
Known as the world’s largest refinery in terms of area, the Persian Gulf Star refinery is divided into three phases, built near the old refinery of Bandar Abbas, he added.
The Khatam al-Anbia Construction Base has been involved in several mega-projects in Iran’s energy industry, including the completion of 4 phases of the country’s South Pars gas field and construction of gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) factories.