Tehran (IP) - Iran's oil minister said that the highest gas production rate from internal gas fields and joint fields set a new record.

Iran PressIran news: Speaking on the sideline of the government's cabinet meeting, Javad Owji said the National Iranian Gas Company also reached gas processing in 21 refineries, which was a unique record.

The national gas distribution network is stable throughout the country, The Minister of Petroleum Javad Owji emphasized in a televised interview on Tuesday night.

Javad Owji said daily consumption of the household, commercial and non-major industries sectors has increased by 150 million cubic meters compared to the same period last year due to the extreme cold and stable weather, which is equivalent to 4 to 5 phases of South Pars.

Pointing out the problem of gas pressure drop, he emphasized: “ We tried to prevent more gas cuts in the country by changing the composition of the gas network, using pipeline loops throughout the country and optimal consumption by the people.”

The Minister of Petroleum clarified that 990 mcm of sour gas is extracted daily in the country, adding that about 848 mcm of this amount of gas is sweetened in 21 gas refineries and consumed in different sectors.

Regarding the news about the export of liquefied gas this month from the Ministry of Petroleum, Owji clarified: "Propane and butane liquefied gas (LPG), which are not capable of being injected into national gas trunklines, are currently being exported, in the context of export obligations.”


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