18 June 2014 - 12:01
  • News Code: 219550
Ethylene Pipeline, an NPC Priority

TEHRAN June 18 (Shana)--Completion of the second phase of West Ethylene Pipeline is a priority of National Petrochemical Company (NPC), a deputy head of NPC said.

Mohammad-Hassan Peyvandi said the pipeline is a main artery feeding petrochemical plants located in the western provinces.
He said the pipeline is expected to be completed by March 2015 and would then be ready to receive feedstock for transfer to petrochemical plants.
“Completion of this pipeline at the same time as the operation of new phases of South Pars [gas field] will feed new plants, and the result will be diversity in the production of petrochemical plants in the west of the country,” said Peyvandi.
He said the West Ethylene Pipeline will have the capacity of transferring 3.5 million tons of ethylene. It will get 2.5 million tons of ethylene from South Pars.
The construction of the pipeline was first adopted in 2002 when Bijan Namdar Zanganeh was serving as petroleum minister. The entire pipeline stretches from Assaluyeh in southern Iran to West Azarbaijan Province in northwestern Iran.
Kavian Petrochemical Plant will convert ethane received from South Pars to ethylene to be injected into West Ethylene Pipeline. Eleven provinces and 14 petrochemical plants are located on the route of the pipeline. The 14 petrochemical plants are either operational or under construction with an investment of 8.5 billion dollars.
The eleven provinces include Fars, Khuzestan, Lorestan, Kohguiluyeh Boyer Ahmad, Chahar Mahal va Bakhtiari, Kurdstan, Kermanshah, Ilam, Hamedan, East Azarbaijan and West Azarbaijan.
The pipeline is known to be the longest ethylene transfer pipeline in the world. 
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