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2010-12-09 06:25:00

A once fertile landmass now submerged beneath the Persian Gulf may have been home to some of the earliest human populations outside Africa, according to an article published today in Current Anthropology. Jeffrey Rose, an archaeologist and researcher with the University of Birmingham in the U.K., says that the area in and around this "Persian Gulf Oasis" may have been host to humans for over 100,000 years before it was swallowed up by the Indian Ocean around 8,000 years ago. Rose's hypothesis...

2008-07-21 12:01:17

Minister of energy, Parviz Fattah emphasized saving energy during his visit to Ramin thermal power plant in Ahvaz.He said that to make up for the reduction in generated electricity power, this year (Iranian year started 20 March 2008) there has been an increase of 27 per cent in electricity production. He talked about the electricity production through various dams and said that these measures have been taken to reduce electricity power cuts. He added that a cellular dam is being built...

2008-07-20 09:00:35

Text of report by Iranian state-run provincial TV from Khuzestan on 19 July A credit of 1350bn rials [about 135m dollars] has been allocated to Karoun Oil and Gas Company for the expansion and development of oil and gas fields and projects. The managing director of Karoun Oil and Gas Company has said that this credit is 20 per cent more than last year. He added that this credit has been allocated for the execution of 59 development and improvement projects by Karoun Company. Mr...

2008-07-09 12:00:38

Text of report by Iranian state-run provincial TV from Khuzestan on 9 July The first phase of the Karun Petrochemical Complex, situated in petrochemical complex of Imam [Khomeyni] Special Economic Zone, has reached the precommissioning stage. The project manager of the country's petrochemical industry said that this project has had more than 99 per cent of progress. He added that this project has been carried out to result in a production capacity of 130,000 tonnes of toluene, methylene,...

2008-06-21 06:00:19

Text of report by Iranian state-run provincial TV from Khuzestan on 20 June The managing director of Karun Oil and Gas Company [Mr Mojtahedi] has said that the company's production has exceeded 1,050,000 barrels per day. Mojtahedi said the production increase took place in the first three months of the current [Iranian] year [20 March - 20 June], and added that the company's crude oil comes from the following six oilfields: Ahvaz, Mansuri, Abteymur, Ramin, Darkhoveyn and Azadegan. On...


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