Iran’s gas exports up 10% last year

 A senior official at the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said that Iran’s exports of natural gas increased by 10% in the previous Iranian year of 1401 (ended March 20, 2023).
Hossein-Ali Mohammad-Hosseini, director of corporate planning at NIGC, also announced on Friday that the amount of gas burned at the South Pars gas field decreased from 3.2 billion cubic meters to 1.8 billion cubic meters in the same period, IRNA wrote.
Speaking on the sidelines of the 27th Iran International Oil, Gas, Refining & Petrochemical Exhibition, dubbed “Iran Oil Show 2023,” Mohammad-Hosseini noted that the NIGC was placed third in the world’s top natural gas producers in 2023.
“Last year, Iran’s crude gas production stood at 291 billion cubic meters,” he said.
The official stated that 270 billion cubic meters of sweet gas were distributed to Iran’s gas network in the previous Iranian year, 240 billion cubic meters of which were consumed.
He specified that 72 billion cubic meters were consumed in Iran’s power plants, 104 billion cubic meters in the domestic and commercial sectors, 25 billion cubic meters in major industries, 23 billion cubic meters as petrochemical feedstock and fuel, and eight billion cubic meters in the transportation sector.

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