Managing Director of Iran National Gas Organization has said production of 666 million cubic meters of gas per day will place Iran as the biggest gas producer in the history of gas industry.
Hamidreza Araghi made the remarks at a press conference on Saturday in Tehran.
While maintaining that Iran’s gas production has exceeded its consumption volume for the very first time this year, Araghi added, “concurrent with the 100 million cubic meter gas production, Iran’s gas transmission capacity has also increased with the use of new gas pressure booster stations and pipelines.”
Araghi also announced that six new gas pressure booster stations as well as parts of the tenth national gas pipeline have so far entered the operational phase.
“According to the programs set for our gas industry, by early 2018, the county’s processing, transmission and distribution of gas capacity will increase to 330 billion cubic meters per year,” he said.
Araghi noted Iran’s average daily production of gas has reached 637 million cubic meters this year, while the figure stood at 579 million cubic meters per day the same period last year.
He also asserted that with the development of South Pars phases, the organization’s daily output has hit 666 million cubic meters, the highest record of gas production in the history of gas industry.