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37 petrochemical units launched in 30 years

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA - Some 37 petrochemical units have become operational since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, increasing the capacity for production of petrochemical products from 4.5 million tons in 1979 to 35.2 million tons in 2007.

Bandar Imam, Tabriz, Isfahan, Khorasan, Urumiyeh, Khuzestan, Tondgouyan, Jam, Amir Kabir, Maroun, Zagros and Aryasasol petrochemical complexes are among the main projects commissioned after the victory of the revolution in 1979.

Currently, Iran is one the main producers of petrochemical products in the region. It is second to Saudi Arabia.

The export of petrochemical products has also increased from 650,000 tons in 1977 to 9.530 million tons in 2007.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 356630



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