Iran first OPEC member to produce, export oil processing catalysts

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Iran has become the first member state of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that can produce and export sophisticated catalysts used in oil and gas processing. A manufacturer from Iran said that the country was no longer in need of importing oil processing catalysts from the United States, adding that Iranian companies had mastered the technology needed for producing at least 44 types of catalysts that are frequently used across the industry, Press TV reported. “Iran is the first OPEC country, and one of the few in the world, which has broken up… the monopoly of major catalyst-manufacturing companies of the world,” said Abdolreza Hamidi, who chairs the association of Iranian catalyst producers