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Iran will develop oil industry despite US sanctions

July 16/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) --Iran is determined to develop its oil industry in spite of U.S. sanctions imposed on the country, reported Reuters with reference to Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh's statement in a televised speech.

"We will not surrender under any circumstances ... We have to increase our capacity so that when necessary with full strength we can enter the market and revive our market share," said Zanganeh.

Hit by reimposed US sanctions since Washington exited Irans 2015 nuclear deal in 2018, Irans oil exports are estimated at 100,000 to 200,000 barrels per day, down from more than 2.5 million bpd that Iran shipped in April 2018.

The Islamic Republics crude production has halved to around 2 million bpd.

As MRC informed before, Iran's petrochemical products will reach 100 million tons by the end of 2021, according to a message from the managing director of the investment department of the National Petrochemical Company of Iran Hossein Alimorad. The volume of Irans petrochemical industry in 2013, Alimorad noted, was only about 56 million tons, and in 2017 - 64 million tons. The total cost of production in the petrochemical industry in 2013 amounted to USD16 billion, and in 2017 this figure reached USD17 billion. According to Alimorad, by 2021, the volume of production in Iran in the petrochemical industry will reach USD25 billion.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 595,170 tonnes in the first five month of 2020, up by 10% year on year. Deliveries of all ethylene polymers, except for linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), rose partially because of an increase in capacity utilisation at ZapSibNeftekhim. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market was 457,930 tonnes in January-May 2020 (calculated by the formula production minus export plus import). Deliveris of exclusively PP random copolymer increased.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LLDPE, crude and gaz condensate, PP random copolymer, propylene, ethylene, petrochemistry, Iran, Rossiya, USA.
Category:General News
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