Speaking during the inaugural ceremony, President Rouhani appreciated Iranian experts who carried out the major project, built in 36 months with an over three-billion-dollar budget.
Locating in Behbahan, in southwestern Khuzestan Province, the Bid Boland refinery aims at collecting Associated Petroleum Gas (APG) in the provinces of Khuzestan, Bushehr, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad in order to reduce environmental pollution and produce valuable items.
According to the gas refinery CEO, Mahmoud Aminnejad, it has been constructed by Iranian experts despite US illegal sanctions against the country.
He added construction of the project is a symbol of Iran's power. The project was recently nominated for the International Project Management Association’s (IPMA) Global Project Excellence Award in the energy sector.
The refinery was also awarded the country’s top megaproject by the Ninth National Project Management Award.
It will also help increase sweet gas production as an alternative fuel to reduce consumption of oil products and create jobs and contribute to other petrochemical plants.
It will have an annual production capacity of 10.4 million tons of methane, 1.5 million tons of ethane, one million tons of propane, 600,000 tons of gas condensate, and 500,000 tons of butane.
IRNA and MNA contributed to this story.