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Iran: Lack of Feed Supply for Planned Facilities Petrochemical Plants in Doubt

Editor: Alexander Stark

IranOilGas.com reports that the planned Kharg Island NGL cannot be implemented because the ethane producing plants that are supposed to supply the feed stock have not yet been constructed.

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Genaveh Petrochemical Plant is to supply the feedstock of Dashtestan Petrochemical Plant. (sample image)
Genaveh Petrochemical Plant is to supply the feedstock of Dashtestan Petrochemical Plant. (sample image)
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Teheran/Iran — “Considering the fact that the Kharg Island NGL unit, which was supposed to supply the ethane feed stock of Genaveh and Dashtestan petrochemical plants, has not yet been constructed, implementation of these two projects depends on the construction of this unit or alteration of the approval of the Cabinet of ministers,” the Islamic Republic News Agency quotes Marzieh Shahdaiee, deputy oil minister in petrochemical industries affairs. “Genaveh Petrochemical Plant is an olefins project, the feed for which should be supplied through a unit to be constructed in Kharg Island. Since the aforementioned unit has not yet been constructed on the island, the feed for these petrochemical complexes cannot been provided.” He continued: “Genaveh Petrochemical Plant is to supply the feedstock of Dashtestan Petrochemical Plant.”

The planned capacity of Genaveh Petrochemical Plant is 500,000 t/y Ethylene and 45,000 t/y of C3+ Cuts, while Dashtestan aims to receive the ethylene to produce Ethylene glycol.

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