Iranian state refiner NIORDC has begun test operations on the third 120,000 b/d condensate splitter at the Persian Gulf Star plant near the Gulf port of Bandar Abbas and is working to have the unit fully online by the end of the Iranian calendar year on 20 March 2019. Unlike conventional splitter plants, the PGS units deliver naphtha into a reformer for processing further into reformate, a key blending component for gasoline. NIORDC is already operating two phases of PGS, the first being...