Iran to facilitate construction of 3 cross-country gas networks
Tehran, Iran, Jan. 12
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran plans to facilitate the construction project of the 6th, 9th, and 11th cross-country gas pipelines.
The mentioned pipelines are among the country's export pipelines, so the necessary money for completing the projects will be allocated out of the South Pars gas field development plan's special fund, Iran's SHANA News Agency reported on Jan. 12.
The 6th, 9th, and 11th cross-country gas pipelines, respectively, need 2, 6, and 4 million dollars to come on stream.
The 6th cross-country gas pipeline is the first priority. The first and second sections of the pipeline are currently complete.
The 9th cross-country gas pipeline is projected to transfer 100 million cubic meters of gas per day. The 1,863-kilometers long pipeline has 17 pressure booster stations.
The 11th cross-country gas pipeline is 1,100 kilometers long and has the capacity to transfer 100 million cubic meters of gas per day.
Deputy Oil Minister Emad Hosseini said on Nov. 22 that five phases of giant South Pars gas field will start production by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20).
Hosseini said that phases 12, 15, 16, 17 and 18 will most probably come on stream by the end of January.
"Once the phases come on stream, Iran's gas output will be increased by 120 million cubic meters per day," he said.
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Jan. 3 that the country's gas output capacity will be increased by 100 million cubic meters in the current Iranian calendar year.
"Some of the projects have already come on stream, and the rest will be inaugurated as planned," he said.
Zangneh said on Nov. 21 that some 44 billion cubic meters of gas will be added to the country's total output in the next Iranian calendar year (to start March 21, 2015).
The minister went on to note that Iran's gas consumption in the current year is 100 million cubic meters more than previous year.
Edited by CN