Director of the facility Mehran Douj told Shana that the refinery received 9.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas as feedstock from phases 15 and 16 of the supergiant South Pars Gas Field, which is shared by Iran and Qatar in Persian Gulf waters.
He said the refinery’s feedstock rose by 27% from the same period last year.
Douj said 8.3 bcm of the gas was processed for domestic consumption, 36% up year-on-year.
The refinery has also produced 162,000 tons of ethane in the 7 months, showing a 5-time from the year-ago figures, the official added.
The plant can process 50 mcm of sweet gas, 78,000 barrels of gas condensate (ultralight crude oil), 2,400 tons of ethane and 400 tons of sulfur on a daily basis.
SPGC’s supplies 65% of Iran’s total gas consumption, hence playing a key role in the country’s economy.