2021-April-21 03:46
Economy
2021-January-19  18:55

Ilam Gas Refinery Yielding Ethane with 98 Percent Purity

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Ilam Gas Refining Company Rouhollah Nourian announced the production of ethane with a purity of 98 percent at the facility and its delivery to its olefin unit.

"Ethane is one of the valuable products of Ilam Gas Refinery, which was considered as the petrochemical feedstock of Ilam Petrochemical Plant in the initial design," Nourian said.

He pointed out that ethane is one of the five products of Ilam Gas Refinery, which is fed to Ilam Petrochemical Plant for production of more value-added items.

The CEO of Ilam Gas Refining Company stated that the item is sent to other petrochemical plants via a 12-kilometer pipeline. The installed capacity of Ilam Gas Refinery in the first phase is 330,000 cubic meters per day of ethane and in the second phase, 550,000 cubic meters per day.

In a relevant development in late December, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a ceremony inaugurated 3 important petrochemical projects in three provinces of the country.

The projects, namely the olefin and sulfur recovery units of Ilam Petrochemical Plant, the potassium sulfate unit of Urmia Petrochemical Plant, and Hegmataneh Petchem Plant, were inaugurated via video conference and they will bring its petrochemical production capacity to nearly 77 million tons per year.