100 Million Tons Capacity
by the End of the Fifth Plan
With future outlook for the use of petrochemical products and achievements
for proper utilization of this capacity, the giant oil industry and the
locomotive of all industries should move towards unsparing development of
petrochemical industry and through the formation of new petrochemical poles
in future all resources in the country should be provided by petrochemical
The share of petrochemicals in non-oil exports in the calendar year 1391
(2012-2013) was about 40 percent which, with utilization of new plans in the
current year would go higher.
Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi says: "We should go after the development of
midstream and downstream units in order to distribute this giant wealth in
He said that last year 700 million tons of gas was exported while economic
analysts were arguing that survival of the Oil Ministry with regard to such
an expanded volume of activities and economic sanctions would be impossible
in the absence of reliance on Western countries. "But, by relying on the
merit and initiative of the Iranians which is exemplary in the world and
with no reliance on Western countries we succeeded in continuing our path
and made great achievements."
Managing Director of the National Petrochemical Company Abdolhossein Bayat
says: "With the operation of 'Mehr-e-Mandegar' plans the capacity of this
industry would reach 64 million tons while with the establishment and
operation of five new petrochemical projects the capacity of petrochemical
industries would reach 76 million tons."
He said in addition to the new three plans in Chabahar, Lavan and Sarakhs
which would serve as the new petrochemical poles after Mahshahr and
Assalouyeh and have been considered on the basis of land preparation and
attraction of domestic and foreign investment. Meanwhile, 20 new
petrochemical development projects with the participation and investment of
the private sector are under implementation, he added.
The managing director of the National Petrochemical Company further remarked
that our target to reach production of 100 million tons would be realized by
the end of the Fifth Plan in case the projects are financed and the banking
system supports the project.