Saturday, July 27, 2013

Official: Iran Ready to Export Helicopter, Jet Fuel

TEHRAN (FNA)- Managing-Director of Abadan Oil Refinery Moslem Rahimi said his refinery is ready to export helicopter and jet fuel to foreign countries.

“Abadan refinery meets domestic needs to fuel for helicopters and training planes, and has made the country needless of importing this expensive product,” Rahimi said, reiterating that Iran is ready to export this type of Gasoline to other countries.

The fuel used in helicopters and training aircraft is very expensive and costs about 5,000 to 6,000 tomans (around $2) per liter.

Explaining that the fuel produced for helicopters and training planes is called LL100, Rahimi added, “Abadan refinery has the capacity for the production of 500,000 liters of LL100."

“We have sent a sample of this type of fuel to the Netherlands for tests of international standards, and it passed the tests successfully,” Rahimi said.

In April, a consortium of Iranian and foreign companies signed a €2.6bln deal with Iran's Oil Ministry to revamp Abadan refinery, located in the Southwest of the country.

The consortium is tasked with implementing the second phase of the refinery's development plan, which is aimed at increasing daily gasoline output by 6 million liters to 21 million liters, Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) Alireza Zeighami said at the time.

All the old establishments in the refinery will be replaced with modern facilities to boost production capacity, he said.

Moreover, 15.5 million liters of diesel fuel, 7.1 million liters of furnace oil, 3.9 million liters of jet fuel, and 1.5 million liters of liquefied gas will be added to the refinery's production capacity, Zeighami added.