TEHRAN, Iran, Jan.27
Iran has reduced gas export to Iraq due to technical problems, while the gas export to Turkey continues, said Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh, Trend reports citing ILNA.
"The increase of gas consumption has not created problem in gas export, but due to technical reasons export to Iraq has been reduced," Zangeneh said.
"Iraq has not paid us money for the gas," the minister added.
"Our first priority is providing gas to households, and then to small industries, while power plants are the last recipients," he noted. "The power plants currently consume 170 million cubic meter gas; considering the increase of gas consumption in households, we asked the power plants to reduce power export," Zangeneh said.
"The gas production process is currently very good and soon we will hit the record of producing 1,000 million cubic meters," the minister added.
The official has also indicated that the development phase 11 of South Pars by Petropars Company has been started.
"Our plan is to produce 1 billion cubic feet of gas," he said.