Iran’s natural gas exports increased by 3.6 billion cubic meters in the past Iranian year (ending March 19) registering a 26 percent rise year-on-year, said the managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC).
Gas injection into the nationwide pipeline by an Iranian company grew 18 percent year-on-year during the first month of the current Iranian year (March 20-April 19, 2020), despite the coronavirus spread in the country, said the firm’s CEO.
Iran started pumping natural gas from a new offshore drilling rig in the Persian Gulf while a local contractor finishes installation for a separate platform in the region as development efforts continue in Iran’s giant energy sector despite a series of tough sanctions imposed by the United States.
Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh expressed hope that Iran will have a daily output of 1 billion cubic feet (bcf) from the under-development phase 11 of the South Pars gas field, the world's largest gas reservoir.
A total of 18,288 households as well as trade and industrial units have joined the natural gas network in the northwestern Iranian province of Ardebil since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2019), announced the CEO of Ardebil Gas Company.