MOSCOW, March 14 (RIA Novosti) – Iran launched its biggest gasoline production facility on Thursday in a ceremony attended by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Fars news agency reported.
The facility was opened at the Shazand Imam Khomeini Refinery, with a production capacity of 16 million liters of gasoline per day. The refinery’s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) production will increase from 500 tons per day to 2,000 tons as a result.
Ahmadinejad said the project shows that Iran has achieved self-sufficiency in oil refinery construction and does not need foreign assistance in that respect, the agency reported.
Earlier this year, Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi announced that Iran will become a gasoline exporting country next year.