Managing Director of Iran National Gas Organization Hamidreza Araqi announced the news at a press conference on Saturday in Tehran.
Explaining that Iran’s gas production has exceeded its consumption volume for the very first time this year, the official added, "concurrent with the 100 million cubic meters gas production, Iran’s gas transmission capacity has also increased with the use of new gas pressure booster stations and pipelines.”
Araqi also announced that six new gas pressure booster stations as well as parts of the tenth national gas pipeline have so far entered the operational phase.
"According to the programs set for our gas industry, by early 2018, the county’s processing, transmission and distribution of gas capacity will increase to 330 billion cubic meters per year,” he said.
Araqi noted Iran’s average daily production of gas has reached 637 million cubic meters this year, while the figure stood at 579 million cubic meters per day the same period last year.
He also asserted that with the development of South Pars phases, the organization’s daily output has hit 666 million cubic meters, the highest record of gas production in the history of gas industry.