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Iranian President: Gas Production in South Pars Doubled

19 March 2018 8:44


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that the country’s production of gas from South Pars field has doubled in the past four years, making Iran needless of importing gas from the neighboring states.

“Gas production in South Pars has doubled in the past four years from 285ml/cubic meters to 555mln/cubic meters and it has nearly doubled,” Rouhani told reporters after a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Sunday.

“This year, we didn’t need to purchase gas from any country,” he added.

Rouhani also announced that Iran has inaugurated 5 phases of petrochemical projects in the current Iranian year (to end on March 20), adding that 5 other petrochemical complexes will be inaugurated next year.

He noted that 6 phases of the South Pars gas field have also been inaugurated in the current year.

In relevant remarks in January, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh announced that his country had overtaken Qatar in extraction of gas from the shared South Pars gas field.

“Iran’s daily production of gas from the South Pars field in the (Iranian) month of Dey (December 22-January 20) increased 83mln/cubic meters compared with the same period last year and reached 553mln/cubic meters,” Namdar Zanganeh said in an interview with the state TV at the time.

“We inaugurated 6 phases of South Pars field in the month of Farvardin (March 21-April 20, 2017) whose sweet gas output amounted to 150mln/cubic meters a day and for the first time, our production (of gas) from the South Pars outpaced Qatar and this was a great job done,” he added.

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