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Iran stepping up methanol exports

5:11 AM MDT | October 20, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz in Düsseldorf

Iran is looking to export more methanol capacity from its complexes, Petrochemical Commercial Co. (PCC; Tehran) says. PCC’s director, Ali Tahouri, tells CW that Iran’s main focus is on exporting to China and India. He was speaking to CW on the sidelines of the K 2013 plastics exhibition, currently taking place at Düsseldorf.   Iran operates three major methanol complexes, of which Zagros, at Assaluyeh, is the largest. The complex is designed to produce 3.3 million m.t./year of methanol, and its total output is dedicated to exports. The...

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