The West Ethylene Pipeline (WEP) in Iran is set to commence operations in March 2015.

The pipeline extends from Assaluyeh in southern Iran to West Azarbaijan province in northwestern Iran, while 11 provinces and 14 petrochemical plants are situated in the pipeline route, reports Zawya..

Kavian petrochemical plant will involve in the process of converting ethane to ethylene, which is received from South Pars, and then it will be injected into the pipeline.

Petrochemical Industries Development managing director Majid Mahmoudian said the pipeline will carry feedstock to petrochemical plants, according to Petroenergy news website SHANA.

"The WEP is being completed rapidly," Mahmoudian added.