Speaking to reporters on Monday, Behzad Mohammadi said the
petrochemical industry currently received about 33 million tons of feedstock
which was equivalent to 650,000 barrels of oil per day which was supplied from
oil and gas refineries and NGL units.
He added that 56 petrochemical plants of the country yielded
31 million tons of finished products annually, of which 22.5 million tons were exported
and 8.5 million tons were consumed domestically.
According to the CEO of the National Petrochemical
Company, the total value of petrochemical products from domestic sales and exports
was $17 billion annually.