The plants operating in the western provinces of Iran yielded more output in the first 9 months of the current calendar year (started March 21), given the 30% rise in feedstock supply to the plants by West Ethylene Pipeline, a petrochemical official said.
Ali Mohammad Bossaqzadeh, director of production control at
National Petrochemical Company (NPC), said the rise in feedstock supply to the
plants during the first 9 months of the current Iranian calendar year which began
on March 21 gave rise to the output of the plants fed by West Ethylene
As an example, he said, Kurdistan Petrochemical Plant
operated at 117% of its nameplate capacity during the period.
Iran's petrochemical plants supplied 38 million tons of
petrochemicals during the 9 months which shows a 14% rise in domestic sales and
about 6% rise in exports of the items year-on-year.