Iran to Launch Mideast's Largest Flare Gas PlantTEHRAN (NIOC) _ Iran is on track to open the Middle East’s largest refinery around March 2020 to process gas flared at oil and gas production sites, Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says
The Bid Boland gas treating plant is one of Iran’s important projects, being built with $3.5 billion of investment, Zangeneh told the energy commission of parliament in Tehran.
The project is part of a major plan to contain 90 percent of gas flaring at Iranian production sites at a cost of more than $8 billion.
Zangeneh said some of the refineries are grappling with problems because US sanctions are preventing Iran to get delivery of the equipment it has bought to stop flaring natural gas.
The sanctions are “a crime against humanity” by US President Donald Trump, the Iranian minister said. “Gas flaring causes environmental pollution and the direct responsibility for the pollution of environment lies with Trump,” Zangeneh said.
Officials say the Bid Boland gas treating facility in Behbahan in the southern Khuzestan province will play a significant role in expanding Iran’s downstream petrochemical sector.