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Ukraine Can Facilitate PetChem Exports to Europe

The Head of the National Petrochemical Company of Iran (NPC) Marzieh Shahdaei said Ukraine can facilitate exports of Iranian petrochemical products to Europe. In a meeting with Ukraine’s Ambassador to Tehran Sergei Buldiliak on Monday, Shahdaei called for enhanced cooperation between Tehran and Kiev in the sector of energy, Shana news agency reported. She added […]

France’s Air Liquide Signs Deal for MTP Plant

French industrial gases producer Air Liquide has signed a deal with Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC) to build a 500,000 tons/year methanol-to-propylene (MTP) plant. Owned and operated by Iran’s Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (PRTC), the plant would be built in the southwestern Iranian city of Mahshahr, Shana news agency reported. The agreement was signed […]

Iran Eyes Petchem Deals with Int’l Majors Soon

A senior Iranian petroleum official says the country is about to sign several deals with international companies for developing petrochemical projects. Following a meeting with executives from Germany’s industrial gases company Linde, Amir Hossein Zamaninia, deputy petroleum minister in international affairs and trading, underlined the “very favorable” progress made in talks with leading international companies […]

Iran Petchem Facilities to get Online Monitoring System

An official with the Department of Environment (DOE) says all the petrochemical facilities operating in Iran will be equipped with an online monitoring system for their emissions. Shina Ansari said the system will monitor emission of nitrogen dioxide, carbon dioxide and sulfur from the facilities 24/7, adding 24% of the country’s major industries including 433 […]

Lordegan Petchem Plant Operational by 2018

By John Lee. The managing director of Lordegan Petrochemical Plant has said his facility will become operational by 2018 with €502m of investment by China. Mohsen Zarei Far said the project, which is being developed for production of feedstock for ammonia and urea fertilizer plants, has so far progressed 69%. Fed by natural gas, the […]

PSEZ “Best Choice” for Petchem Investment

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says the Parsian Special Economic Zone (PSEZ) is the best place for petrochemical investment. Addressing a meeting of senior petroleum ministry officials held to discuss investment opportunities in the zone Sunday, the official voiced Iranian Ministry of Petroleum’s keenness to invest and support investments in the region. He expressed […]

Total to do Iran Petrochemical Deal?

By John Lee. Following the multi-billion dollar gas deal announced earlier this week, Platts reports that France’s Total is on the verge of making a big investment in Iran’s petrochemical sector. Oil Minister, Bijan Zanganeh was quoted in local media as saying that a deal involving a full ethylene production cycle is in negotiation. Marzieh […]

Petchem Development “Impossible” without Tapping FDI

The managing director of a major oil, gas and petrochemical investment company says without foreign direct investments (FDI), implementation of major petrochemical and energy projects in Iran would be impossible. According to IRNA, Mohammad Hassan Peyvandi, managing director of Tamin Petroleum & Petrochemical Investment Company (TAPPICO), underlined the necessity of developing oil and petrochemical industries […]

Iran Petchem Holding Talks with Japan for Tech Transfer

Iran’s Parsian Oil & Gas Development Group Co. (PODGC) is holding talks with a Japanese company for receiving the technical savvy for production of ethylene glycol from natural gas, PODGC director said. Mohammad Ebrahim Yousef Zadeh said the item is produced based on ethylene which is a pretty costly raw material for ethylene glycol production. […]

Iran considers launching Petchem Bank

Iran is considering establishment of a specialized bank for petrochemical investments and financing, an MP said. Saeid Bastani, a member of the industries and mines committee of the Iranian parliament, spoke about the highlights of the committee’s Tuesday meeting which was held in the presence of Managing Director of National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Marziyeh Shahdaei. […]