Mohammadi told a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the occasion
of the Petrochemical Industry Day on Monday that currently 56 petrochemical plants
in Iran consumed 33 million tons of feedstock annually which was an equivalent
of 650,000 b/d of oil.
He added the
number of plants would reach 83 plants by 2021 consuming an equivalent of 1.4
mbd of oil by the year.
said the amount of investment in the industry would reach $40b by 2021 from
currently $53b and $94b by 2025, adding the number of petrochemical plants
would reach 109 by 2025 and they would consume 74 million tons of feedstock
annually which would be tantamount to 1.7 mbd of crude oil.
mean that by the year 2025 Iran would very well have passed behind sale of
crude oil and gas,” he argued.
who is also deputy petroleum minister for petrochemical affair, went on to add
that by the end of the second petrochemical leap of Iran by 2021, the country’s
annually petrochemical output would reach 100 million tons per year; a figure
that will cross 133 mt/y by 2025.