Iran to store 14 bln cubic meters of gas
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 28 / Trend M. Moezzi /
Iran plans to store 14 billion cubic meters of gas underground by the end of its five-year development plan in 2015, the IRIB News website reports.
The storage facilities will transfer the capacity for the extraction and injection of 130 million cubic meters of gas a day into the national pipeline as dictated in Iran's Fifth Five-year Socio Economic Development Plan (2011-2015), the Managing Director of Iran's Natural Gas Storage Company, Massoud Samivand, said.
Depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs are ideal for gas storage and Iran will use those at Sarajeh, in Qom Province and Shourijeh in Khorasan Province. Sarajeh is already receiving gas injections and work on Shourijeh will be ready by the end of this year (Iran's solar year ended on March 19).