Tehran (IP)- Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that ‌gas supply to cities and villages as well as the country's gas exports have been done thanks to the development of South Pars and currently 75 million cubic meters of gas are exported daily.

Iran PressIran News: Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, on Monday, inaugurated and commissioned 286 gas supply projects in the northeastern Khorasan Razavi province through video conference.

Speaking at the ceremony of gas supply to 77 villages, Zanganeh said: "Today, about 88 percent of the country’s rural areas are supplied with natural gas through the national network, and over 95 percent of the country’s total population is enjoying natural gas through the national network."

"This coverage is unprecedented in the world,” he stressed.

Zanganeh further explained the ministry’s program for gas supply to the country’s rural areas and said: “We examined all methods of supplying gas to the rural areas, which took a year to study and research, and we came to the conclusion that connecting these areas to the national network is the most economical way.”

He referred to the environmental effects of the project and stated: "In the next few years, we will see environmental effects."

The minister said: "The oil industry is in the most difficult situation and the plans of the industry in the conditions of sanctions and coronavirus have not only not been closed but also new plans have been started."


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