The visit, scheduled for the next two days, will see the gas and
liquefied gas plant 3200 (NGL 3200) put into operation, he told reporters on Wednesday.
The first phase of the project has a capacity of 250 million cubic
feet per day of gathering West Karun flare gases at a cost of $1.4 billion.
The NGL 3200 is the first project to collect flare gases, injecting
sweet gas into the national gas distribution network, and sending heavy
compounds and condensates to Mahshahr Petrochemical Zone through a pipeline as
The Minister of Petroleum also announced that other projects to
collect flare gases are on the agenda of the Ministry of Petroleum. In
addition, two pressure booster stations related to NGL 900 and 1000 plants, 160
MW electric power station, and several other projects in the field of oil
industry will be put into operation in Khuzestan, generating good employment
Owji also emphasized that there is no plan to increase the price of
gasoline and that people should not pay attention to rumors.
He requested people to use their personal fuel cards as the Parliament
assigned the Ministry of Petroleum to refuel through a personal fuel card in
the budget of 1402.
He also mentioned that big domestic and foreign oil industry
companies, including Russian and Chinese companies and Gazprom, will
participate in the 27th oil industry exhibition in the last days of May, and
contracts and memorandums will be signed in the upstream and downstream sectors
The Minister of Petroleum stated that the Ministry of Petroleum fulfilled
more than 95% of its tasks in the calendar year of 1401 which ended on March
20, and that they are trying to fulfill what is in the budget for the Ministry
of Petroleum this year in the field of oil sales and the assigned gas
With good management and the cooperation of the people, the highest
consumption of gasoline, about 142 million liters per day, was recorded in
Nowruz 1402, and there is no problem of gasoline supply in any of the gas
stations in the country (4,400 stations).