July 28, 2008

Iran: Gas Exploitation Project in Ilam Province to Increase Production

Text of report by Iranian official government news agency IRNA

An MP from Ilam Province has talked about a gas exploitation development project from the gas reservoirs in this province.

On Monday [28 July] Dr Daryush Qanbari told IRNA correspondent: The oil ministry has recently approved a gas exploitation development project in two regions of this province.

He added: These development projects of gas reservoirs will start from Bankul region in Shirvan and Chardavol and Babagir-Eyvan gas field.

According to him, this region has a number of high quality gas wells which have not been used as they have to.

Qanbari said: With the exploitation of these new gas resources, the gas production capacity of this province will have an outstanding increase.

Ilam Province has 11 per cent of the country's gas.

Originally published by Islamic Republic News Agency, Tehran, in Persian 0746 28 Jul 08.

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