The South Pars Gas Complex (SPGC) exported more than 3.23 million tons of granular sulfur in the nine months ending 21st December.
Average daily sulfur production at SPGC’s first, second, third, fifth and ninth refineries stands at 1,300 tons, Masoud Hassani, the SPGC’s managing director, told Shana.
Granular sulfur is used in chemical, textile, metallurgical, health as well as paint and rubber production industries, he said, it is also used in production of polymer-cement-concrete and acid sulfuric.
He added that SPGC’s fifth refinery processed 14.5 billion cubic meters (mcm) of gas in the same period, along with 21 million barrels of gas condensates, 33,000 tons of sulfur, 284,000 tons of butane, 496,000 tons of propane and 571,000 tons of ethane.
Currently, SPGC refineries account for 57 percent of the country’s gas output, which is expected to reach 82 percent (850 mcm per day) by 2018.