Iran’s propylene output is set to reach 3 million tonnes per annum after the completion of the country’s new projects, which will be finished by 2025, according to NIPNA.

There is a national deficit regarding Propylene and Behzad Mohammadi, deputy minister of petroleum for petrochemical affairs, said, “The current production of propylene is about 980,000 tons per year. Statistical studies show that we now face a shortage of propylene in the country at around 200,000 tons and by 2025, the deficit will be 700,000 tons.”

Mohammadi also stressed the importance of enhancing easy access to propylene, which facilitates the construction of petrochemical projects in the central regions of the country.

The propulsion projects are being implemented in four axes: methanol, propylene, ethylene and benzene. The methanol units are being concentrated in the South of Iran and gas to propylene (GTPP) will be carried out in northern parts of the country, instead.