Production of crude gas, for the first time ever, surpassed 1,000 million cubic meters a day during last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2022), the ministry said.
It added that the achievement was made due to a jump in gas production at the South Pars Gas Field which is shared by Qatar.
Meantime, the ministry said that gas production from the giant field set a record of 705 million cubic meters a day in January 2022 thanks to the fact that the new phases of the South Pars have become operational.
It added that gas production at the South Pars increased by four percent during last Iranian year, noting that further increase in gas production at the joint field is on its agenda.
Iranian government figures show production in South Pars, the world’s largest gas field which is shared between Iran and Qatar in the Persian Gulf, has nearly tripled in seven years to reach over 700 mcm a day.
That has allowed Iran to link many electricity stations and manufacturing units to natural gas while saving precious fuels like gas oil for the purpose of export.
Iran’s national gas pipeline network is currently expanding to reach remote and normally deprived regions near the Eastern and Southeastern borders.
Source: Fars News