23 August 2022 - 12:50
  • News Code: 460967
Hormuzgan to Turn into Refining Hub of Iran

TEHRAN (Shana) – Iranian Minister of Petroleum Javad Owji said numerous projects have been defined in the southern province of Hormuzgan to turn it into a refining hub within years.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a virtual ceremony to launch a major gas project in Kish Island on Monday, Mr. Owji said that the projects will need up to $25 billion of investment.

He also said that numerous upstream and downstream projects will be launched during the Administration Week which begins on Wednesday.

The official also underlined inauguration of the gas transmission pipeline in Kish Island, adding an annual revenue of $400 million will be one of the achievements of the project besides protecting the region’s environment and generation jobs.

He went on to add that memoranda of understanding and contracts for developing numerous upstream and downstream projects have so far been concluded under the Raisi administration while more contracts are under way.

The plan to transmit gas to power plants on Kish Island using the infrastructure of the phase one development plan of Kish field, began in January 2018 under the responsibility of the employer, Pars Oil and Gas Company, on behalf of the National Iranian Oil Company, with the construction of gas transmission pipelines and related stations as well as a string of fiber optic cables with a total length of 127 kilometers.

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