Iran’s state petrochemicals producer NPC plans to build a 120,000 t/y propylene plant at the Caspian Sea port of Amirabad, managing director Behzad Mohammadi says. The plant will process natural gas to produce propylene, of which Iran has a shortfall.

The proposed plant would be remote from Iran’s major southern gas resources, including the giant South Pars offshore field that delivers wellhead fluids to onshore plants near the southern port of Assaluyeh for processing and condensate to the PGS splitters at Bandar Abbas (MEES, 24 July). The plant could be supplied via a pipeline that extends across northern Iran via the Caspian Sea coast. (CONTINUED - 245 WORDS)