Scientists at the Research Institute of Petroleum Industry in cooperation with the National Iranian Gas Company have indigenized solvents used in gas-sweetening units of refineries.
The 2.2-million-barrel floating oil storage unit (FSU) came on stream in Soroush oil region.
Iran is ready to create a regional safety convention for the supervision of the regional countries' power plant operations, said Salehi.
Islamabad has said that it will fulfill its undertaking to lay gas pipelines on Pakistan soil, adding that gas imports from Iran will begin as of late 2016 or early 2017.
December oil imports into Asia rose 22.1 percent over last year to 1.21 million barrels per day, the highest since May.
The share of National Development Fund of Iran from oil revenues has decreased to 20 percent from a previous 26 percent.
Mohsen Renani, a university professor, says he does not buy arguments that Saudi Arabia has refused to reduce its output only to undermine Russia, Syria and Iran.
Economy Minister Ali Tayyebnia has said that government is trying to turn the threat posed by falling oil prices into an opportunity for the country.
The Iranian government says it plans to double the capacity of wind and solar power generation across the country.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says enemies are using oil as a political tool to exert pressure on oil exporting countries.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says collective efforts by OPEC member states can help stabilize global crude prices at a desirable level in 2015.
The Iranian oil chief has said that plummeting oil prices will not make the country change its steadfast positions and stances.
Iran's oil minister has said that as promised before the country will increase its gas production from South Pars by 100 million cubic meters [per day] by yearend [March 2015].
Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has urged OPEC members to stand united and prevent further drop in oil prices.
Iran has allocated USD 15.2 billon for the development of joint oilfields with neighboring Iraq as part of the Islamic Republic’s plans to increase its oil output.
An Iranian MP did not rule out the possibility of a contractual penalty delay on Pakistan after it failed to honor its obligations under a joint gas pipeline project with Iran.
Production of nuclear energy is cheaper than wind and solar energies and is not tied to any specific climatic conditions.