Masjed Soleyman

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Masjed Soleyman

(mäsjĕd` sōlāmän`), city (1991 pop. 107,539), Khuzestan prov., SW Iran, on the Karun River. The site of the first discovery of petroleum in Iran (1908), it is now an oil-refining center.
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Masjed Soleyman

 

a city in Iran in Khuzestan ostan (province). Population, 66,000 (1971). The city is linked by highway with Tehran and Ahvaz (Nasiri). Masjed Soleyman has been an oil center since 1908, although its significance has now declined. Local industries include oil-refining and the production of sulfur by the use of natural gas.

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The Iranian private sector and the Chinese entities are to invest $4 billion dollars in the Masjed-e Soleyman Petrochemical Complex, in southern Iran.
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(PEDCO), said Masjed-e Soleyman would only be able to keep up output at the rate of 25,000 barrels a day for four years before output would start to decline again and drop to zero over 20 more years.
A senior oil official announced Sunday that Iran has resumed production from Iran's very first oilfield at Masjed-e Soleyman. The one problem with the announcement is that the Oil Ministry had not previously announced that production at the historic field had been halted.
Masjed-e Soleyman is where oil was first discovered in Iran May 26, 1908, in Khuzestan province in the far southwest.
The Fars news agency reported Sunday that Hojatollah Ghanimifard, deputy managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), had announced the resumption of operations at Masjed-e Soleyman.