Iran to establish 40 gas storage facilities
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.19/ Trend G.Mehdi/
Iran will establish 40 gas storage facilities in the coming years, IRNA quoted National Iranian Gas Company's managing director Javad Owji as saying.
"Some 60-70 million cubic meters (mcm) of natural gas will be stored at the facilities as consumption is expected to rise in the future," he said.
On October 1, Natural Gas Storage Company's managing director Massoud Samivand told the Mehr News Agency that Iran will be able to store 110 mcm of gas per day when it completes several relevant projects.
The first phase of a project designed to store gas underground in the Qom region's Sarajeh area is underway, he added.
Work on the Nasrabad underground storage facility near Kashan and Khorasan Province's Shourijeh facility will also be launched, Samivand said.
Upon completion of five to six projects, Iran's gas storage capacity will grow to 110 mcm making it possible for the country to have a greater share in global gas sales.
Sarajeh, the first natural gas storage project in Iran and the whole Middle East, is to be launched in the near future.