Addressing a ceremony to break the grounds for construction of a
petrochemical project in the southwestern city of Andimeshk, the official said,
“We endure pressure to prevent any harm to the Iranian Nation.”
He said a total of 100 million cubic meters of natural gas had been
added to the country’s gas production capacity this calendar year which began
on March 21.
The official also touched on the petrochemical industry in the country,
adding the sector was preparing for a major development despite the draconian
sanctions on Iran by the US.
Currently, 30 million tons of petrochemicals valued at $20 billion
dollars are being produced in Iran which can cross 45 million tons by the next
two years provided that the ongoing projects come online in the sector, the
He said production of crude oil at the oilfields in West Karoon region
stood at 72,000 b/d back in 2013 which is now 300,000 b/d and would soon reach
Furthermore, Zangeneh added, production of oil at Azar Oilfield would
reach 60,000 b/d from currently 30,000 b/d.
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