Minister: Iran to End Imports of Gasoline in Near Future
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh announced that Iran will end imports of gasoline as the country’s daily gasoline production will witness a 6-7 million liters increase in the near future.
Domestic gasoline production will rise by 6 to 7 million liters per day by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2014), which eliminates the need for gasoline imports, Zanganeh said.
‘When CNG distribution increases across the country and new refining projects including Persian Gulf Star refinery come online, gasoline imports will come to an end,” he told Shana on Tuesday.
Since ten years ago Iran has started building seven oil refiners aiming at daily production of 108 million liters of gasoline, 83 million liters of gasoil, 25 million liters of fuel oil, 17 million liters of LPG and 14 million liters of kerosene.