IRAN

Iran Cuts Blendstock

Tehran passed an anti-pollution law on 20 April giving National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) three months to stop adding chemicals including ether and benzene to gasoline. State-owned National Petrochemical Company (NPC) has said it supplies NIORDC with 50,000-63,000 b/d of gasoline from its petrochemicals plants, as well as 44,000-56,600 b/d of chemicals for use as octane boosters. Iran first admitted using gasoline additives in 2010, as...