Iranian state refiner NIORDC has announced the start-up of the third of the originally planned three 120,000 b/d condensate splitters at the Persian Gulf Star (PGS) plant near the port of Bandar Abbas. The plant should enable Iran to halt gasoline imports in the absence of problems at other refineries. All three units of PGS comprise a condensate splitter and integrated naphtha reformer, enabling each to produce up to 77,000 b/d of reformate, a key gasoline component. Iran’s gasoline...