Iran’s Natural Gas Exports Jump: NIGC

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Iran’s natural gas exports increased by 3.6 billion cubic meters in the past Iranian year (ending March 19) registering a 26 percent rise year-on-year, said the managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC). Referring to the gas industry’s record in terms of production, transmission, distribution and exports during the previous Iranian year, Hassan Montazer Torbati said that the increase in exports was realized despite the significant increase in domestic consumption, reported IRNA. “Last year, cumulative consumption by domestic, commercial, and small industrial sectors increased by about 10 billion cubic meters, but despite new consumption records, the gas supply to urban and rural households was not interrupted while exports increased,” he said