Iran's Siri Island to become major gas export hub

Iran's Siri Island to become major gas export hub

Siri Island in the Persian Gulf is set to become Iran's gas export hub, Mahmoud Zirakchianzadeh, the managing director of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) announced.

The island is connected to the Salman oil field in the Persian Gulf via a 91-mile pipeline. It is also connected to a 194-mile pipeline from Assaluyeh, a 41-mile pipeline to the Mobarak offshore platform and a 49-mile pipeline to Sharjah, the Tehran Times reported. Zirakchianzadeh also said Siri Island services the Alvand, Dena, Esfand, Sivand and Mobarak oil fields.

A natural gas liquids plant on the island - the largest one in the Persian Gulf - came online in February. It's expected the plant will produce about 1,400 barrels of gas condensates, 4,000 barrels of butane, 1,500 barrels of pentane and 8,000 barrels of propane per day, the Times reported.

The island, which is about 3.5 miles long and 1.8 miles wide, mainly houses IOOC workforce and naval force personnel, Fars News reported.

PennEnergy's research area offers details on Iran gas markets.

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