Iran exports 4.8 billion cubic meters of gas
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 8 / Trend A.Yusifzade /
Iran has exported 4.8 billion cubic meters of natural gas since early this year and this figure is expected to exceed seven billion cubic meters by late of the year, the Mehr news agency reported. The Iranian new year begins in March.
The country's average gas import from Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan amounted to 3.9 billion cubic meters (an average of 17 million cubic meters per day).
Iran increased natural gas imports by about 32.8 percent until mid-October and this figure is expected to be five billion cubic meters by late of the year.
The average daily natural gas production amounted to about 413 million cubic meters in Iran.
The country extracted a total of 95 billion cubic meters of gas from mid-March until mid-October, which is more by 6 percent over the same period last year.
At present, the production capacity of 13 Iranian gas processing plants increased by five percent to more than 505 million cubic meters of gas per day.
The country's total gas consumption in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors and power plants was about 99 billion cubic meters, which is higher by seven percent compared to the same period last year.
During this period, the average gas consumption in Iran was about 430 million cubic meters per day, which is more by 28 million cubic meters of gas per day than the same period last year.