TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) – Deputy oil minister stated that production of various products in Tabriz Petrochemical Company (TPC) has created an exclusive opportunity to develop downstream industries in the province.

Speaking at a meeting with managing director and senior directors of Tabriz Petrochemical Company (TPC), Managing Director of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Marzieh Shah-Daei underlined that the ability to produce 11 types of products with more than 20 grades of different types of petrochemicals in the complex could lead to expand supplementary industries in the Iranian province.

The official maintained that TPC enjoys appropriate industrial infrastructure and qualified human resources to play a role in completion of chain value.

She went on to emphasize the need for cooperation between Tabriz Refinery and Tabriz Petrochemical complex.

NPC managing director also deemed petrochemical industries as the main pillar of Iran’s non-oil exports expressing readiness to address some of the problems faced by Iranian companies who consume liquid feed.”

Also at the meeting, Managing Director of Tabriz Petrochemical Company Seyed Javad Soleimani said that the company supplied 368,000 tons of various types of petrochemicals last year to domestic and foreign markets and planned to boost output by 17 percent reaching a total production of 384,000 tons.

Soleimani added that world markets demand, especially of European countries, is more than three times of the company’s capacity.

He further underscored “in addition to Central Asian countries as well as South East Asia, African, Arabian and Caucasus states countries like Italy, Spain, Britain, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, India, China, Greece and Turkey are customers of Tabriz Petrochemical polymer products.”

He reported in the plan to eliminate emissions as well as recovery of flare-associated gas maintaining “TPC pursues the strategy of preserving and protecting the environment.”