During the meeting that was held on Saturday, he unveiled a
comprehensive master plan for the growth of petrochemical production and
support for the completion of the industry's value chain.
Shahmirzaei also shared the NPC's ambitious goals and plans for the
current Iranian calendar year of 1402, which began on March 21.
As part of this year's slogan of "inflation control and
production growth," the petrochemical industry has committed to fulfilling
its plans for 1402. Shahmirzaei noted that the industry had a successful year
in 1401, meeting its commitments ahead of schedule, completing projects, and
providing the country with valuable currency.
The NPC CEO also emphasized the need to leverage Iran's vast oil and
gas reserves to support long-term petrochemical industry activity.
He expressed pride that the industry no longer needs permission from
American and European masters, having established itself as a self-sufficient
In 1401, Iran officially joined the club of catalyst supporters, with
its northern neighbors, European countries, and those in the Far East becoming
customers of its petrochemical catalysts.
In the same year, Iran exported 27 million tons of petrochemical
products, earning approximately $16 billion, of which $14 billion was sold
through the NIMA system, contributing to the country's hard currency.
Domestically, about 12 million tons of petrochemical products were
sold, valued at $10 billion.
According to Shahmirzaei, the production of petrochemical products in
1401 saw significant growth, and if the feedstock of petrochemical complexes is
sustainably supplied, the industry is set to reach 80 million tons this year.
In addition, the NPC plans to put 10 new petrochemical complexes into
operation in 1402, with the industry's capacity set to exceed 95 million tons
While the private sector is responsible for all petrochemical industry
development, except for the Islamabad Gharb project, the NPC is committed to
supporting its progress.
Shahmirzaei announced that the holding of the 14th IPF international
conference on May 1 and 2, the 27th international oil exhibition by mid-May,
and the Iran Plast exhibition by mid-September are three crucial events in
1402, which will help to achieve the development goals of the petrochemical