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Petrochemical Holdings Pursue Value Chain Integration

Petrochemical Holdings Pursue Value Chain Integration
(Tuesday, June 20, 2023) 21:04

TEHRAN (NIPNA) -- Deputy Petroleum Minister and CEO of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) emphasized the need for petrochemical holdings to enhance their interaction and convergence in order to facilitate a balanced and sustainable development of the petrochemical industry.


During a meeting held on Tuesday (29th of Khordad), Morteza Shahmirzaei, along with Alireza Zeighami, Advisor to the Minister of Petroleum, and the CEOs of Petrofarhang Holding and Sepaher Energy Holding, highlighted the significance of reducing raw material sales as a crucial strategy in the path of petrochemical industry development.

Shahmirzaei underscored the importance of all petrochemical holdings and companies moving towards creating higher added value.

Shahmirzaei added, "Petrochemical holdings should work together in cooperation and collaboration to facilitate a balanced development path, especially in certain products such as methanol, which require greater convergence among holdings and producing companies for the completion of the value chain."

The Deputy Petroleum Minister for Petrochemical Affairs stated, "The required infrastructure for completing the value chain in the areas of technical knowledge, design, construction, commissioning, and operation has been provided."

Furthermore, Shahmirzaei mentioned the existing capacities of the Petrochemical Research and Technology Company, saying, "With the reliance on our researchers and experts, this company can meet many of the country's petrochemical industry needs in various sectors."

The CEO of the National Petrochemical Industries Company emphasized that through accurate decision-making and the provision of necessary capital, holdings can meet many downstream industry needs. In this regard, there are desirable capacities in various regions of the country, particularly in petrochemical hubs, which can be effectively utilized.

He emphasized the necessity of new investments in the development of complementary and downstream petrochemical industries, stating, "Petrochemical complexes, by producing final products and diversifying their production basket, can achieve higher added value."

Shahmirzaei added, "Holdings and petrochemical companies should carry out their development activities in accordance with existing laws and regulations, in coordination with the Ministry of Oil and the National Petrochemical Industries Company."

During the meeting, attended by members of the board of directors and senior executives of the National Petrochemical Industries Company, Hamidreza Najafpour, CEO of the Cultural Heritage Investment Fund, Alireza Babazadeh, CEO of Petrofarhang Holding, and Ali Yari, CEO of Sepaher Energy Company, each expressed their challenges and difficulties in the construction and completion of their development projects.

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