South Pars to let 200mcm/d gas export

TEHRAN June 21(Shana)–Development of new phases of South Pars gas field would allow export of 200 mcm/d of gas in four years, director for international affairs of National Iranian Gas Company said.

“We are currently in talks and making plans for this enhanced production,” Azizollah Ramezani said.

He added that Iran would be exporting 200 mcm/d of gas to neighboring countries.

Ramezani said talks have been started with Afghanistan for gas exports to this eastern neighbor of Iran.

He added that Afghanistan is not yet ready to receive gas.

South Pars gas field is estimated that the Iranian section of the field contains 14 trillion cubic meters of gas and 18 billion barrels of condensates in place.

South Pars is part of a wider gas field that is shared with Qatar. The larger field covers an area of 9,700 square kilometers, 3,700 square kilometers of which are in Iran’s territorial waters (South Pars) in the Persian Gulf. The remaining 6,000 square kilometers, referred to as the North Dome, are in Qatar’s territorial waters.

By SHANA