Speaking during the inaugural session of the "Narrators of Oil
Industry Advancement" program, Morteza Shahmirzaei emphasized the
importance of these petrochemical endeavors as a means to leverage the nation's
progress for its youth.
Shahmirzaei recalled the establishment of Iran's first petrochemical
plant in Shiraz in 1963, post-revolutionary Iran has witnessed remarkable
growth in this sector, boosting production capacity by a staggering 60-fold.
"We must open the doors not only of the oil industry but of all
industries to our youth, allowing them to appreciate the accomplishments and
advancements of our nation," Shahmirzaei stated.
Highlighting the remarkable progress in Iran's oil, gas, refining, and
petrochemical industries since the Islamic Revolution, Shahmirzaei challenged
those who argue that sanctions have crippled the country.
He questioned how the Islamic Republic has managed such significant
achievements across diverse industries, especially petrochemicals, if sanctions
were indeed as paralyzing as claimed.
Shahmirzaei pointed out that Iran has maintained an open policy to
involve Iranian specialists and youth in the oil industry, a concept that was
unimaginable before the Revolution. The ability to undertake offshore drilling
and the design and construction of petrochemical complexes are now proudly
achievements of Iran's own experts.
The CEO of the National Petrochemical Company stressed that all
sectors of the oil industry, from fuel depots to refining complexes,
petrochemical plants, and offshore oil and gas platforms in the Persian Gulf,
are prepared to foster knowledge and progress across the entire oil industry
and pass it on to the nation's youth.
These developments underline Iran's determination to grow and innovate
within the petrochemical sector and demonstrate that sanctions have not stifled
the nation's progress in critical industries. The nation is resolute in sharing
its achievements with the next generation, believing in their potential to
carry forward the legacy of Iran's flourishing petrochemical industry.