Iran’s daily gas export rises by 45%

FNA – Iran is currently exporting 36.24 million cubic meters of gas on a daily basis, which marks a 45% rise in comparison with the figures of the last calendar year (March 21, 2017- March 20, 2018).

Iran’s Plan and Budget Organization announced in a report on Tuesday that the country has increased its daily export of gas from 25 million cubic meters to 36.24 million cubic meters in the current Iranian year (started on March 21, 2018).

The report added that Turkey was the sole importer of Iranian gas in the last year, but this year Iraq also started importing gas from Iran.

Also, earlier on December 18, Armenian Ambassador to Tehran Artashes Tumanyan said that his country is interested to import more gas from Iran.

Iran owns the world’s largest natural gas reserves after Russia, and is also Turkey’s second biggest gas supplier after Russia.

Iran’s natural gas is of crucial importance to Turkey as the energy-hungry country uses a significant portion of imported Iranian gas to generate electricity.