TEHRAN (Dispatches) - The secretary general of the Association of Iranian Refineries Iranian refineries Nasser Ashouri has said that Iran currently producing 100 million liters of gasoline per day, and the country has not been importing the fuel since December 2018.
"Private sector refineries have been very successful in meeting their objectives, as much so that the country has not imported even a litter of gasoline since December 2018,” Ashouri said.
He added that the Persian Gulf Star Refinery (PGSR) is currently producing 45 million lpd of gasoline which, put together with the output from other refineries of the country, means that Iran is producing more than 100 million liters of gasoline per day, 10 to 20 million lpd more than its daily consumption.
Ashouri added that thanks to the domestic capacity in this sector, the U.S. has been discouraged at its old plans for invoking global sanctions on gasoline exports to Iran.
Earlier this month, Iran officially started exporting its home-made gasoline.