Addressing a press conference on Monday, Behzad Mohammadi
said: "In the path of development, we must move towards completing the
value chain, and the petrochemical industry is in a period of transition currently
and must move from " one product-one feedstock" to "one feedstock
and several products" to create sustainable development while increasing
"In our view, the formula to success has changed globally,"
he said. "Today's strategy for development of this industry is smart
development, and this is on the agenda of the National Petrochemical Company.”
Mohammadi said: "Last year, we received a total of 35
million tons of feedstock - equivalent to 800,000 barrels of crude oil per day
- from the oil and gas industry, which will be equivalent to 1.5 million
barrels of crude oil in 1400 (the calendar year that begins on March 20 2021)."
He said that 56 complexes with a production capacity of 66
million tons were active in Iran last calendar year, adding that 3 of these complexes
were responsible for providing utilities and other services, while polymer,
chemicals, hydrocarbons and urea fertilizers were the most important items on
the domestic as well as export markets.
Mohammadi noted the production of 333 polymer grades and 42
types of chemicals in Iran, and added: "We had 31 million tons of final
products for sale last year, of which 23 million tons were exported and 8
million tons were supplied domestically and most of them were distributed
through mercantile exchanges."
The Deputy Minister of Petroleum went on to add that the
value of 23 million tons of exported products last year was 10 billion dollars
and the value of products distributed inside the country was 5 billion dollars.