Daily natural gas consumption by Iranian industries announced
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.15 / Trend G. Mehdi /
Approximately 80 million cubic meters (mcm) of natural gas are consumed per day by the industrial units in Iran during the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 20, the Shana News Agency quoted Mohammad-Reza Gharavi, an official at the National Iranian Gas Company as saying.
The figure accounts for 21 percent of the total consumed gas in different sectors in the six-month period of time, he added.
With 34 trillion cubic meters of natural gas reserves, Iran has the world's second-largest natural gas reserves after Russia.
Daily gas production in Iran is about 600 million cubic meters, and this is projected to increase to 1.2 billion cubic meters in the future.
According to the National Iranian Gas Company, the country's oil and natural gas reserves account for 10 percent and 16 percent of total world reserves, respectively.
Iran exported over 7.6 billion cubic meters of natural gas during the previous Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 19, up 10.5 percent compared to the year before.