Speaking in Mahshahr on Monday, Behzad
Mohammadi said Mahshahr was an oil petrochemical hub and a key player in Iran’s
petrochemical industry, adding that maintaining the status quo in the region
and developing a new hub were the main goals sought in Mahshahr.
According to Mohammadi, developing downstream
projects in the hub was top on NPC’s agenda. He also added that plans were
being considered at NPC and final decisions would be made about feedstock
allocation to the future plants in the hub soon.
The official further said that an output of 5
to 6 million tons per year of petrochemical items was envisaged in designing
the new hub which will be developed in a matter of 5 to 15 years.