Iran’s Kish Island to start gas production in year

File photo shows a general view of the installations related to Kish gas field.

A major gas field in Iran’s Kish Island, a tourist hub in the Persian Gulf, will come on stream in a year, a high-ranking Iranian official says.

Abdolreza Haji Hossein Nejad, who serves as the director of Iran’s Petroleum Engineering and Development Company, said Saturday that the gas field will start producing 25 million cubic meters of gas per day in the next 12 months.

According to the official, part of the gas produced in the field will be consumed in the Kish Island while the rest will be fed to the national gas network, IRNA reported.

He added that the giant field holds over 38.3 trillion cubic feet of gas and 398 million barrels of condensate.

According to the official, a development plan in three phases has been designed for the gas field, which is to produce a total of one billion cubic feet of natural gas and 11,300 barrels of condensate per day.

Iranian Petroleum Ministry has defined strict regulations and environmental standards for the production of gas in Kish field as the island is a major destination for millions of tourists each year.

By Press TV


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