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Iran, Armenia Discuss Energy Trade
The Oil Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Armenia’s Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures discussed the exchange of natural gas and electricity between the two neighbors.
New Gas Field Discovered in Southern Iran
Iran has discovered a new gas field, called Eram, in the southern part of Fars province.
Massive Onshore Gas Field Found in Southern Iran
Iran has discovered a massive onshore gas field in the country’s south after a year of exploration, Fars news agency reported on Wednesday.
Iran Planning to Build LNG Park with 3m-Tonne Capacity: Minister
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the country plans to construct an LNG park with an annual capacity to produce three million tons of liquefied natural gas.
Iran’s Petropars to Develop South Pars 11 Alone after CNPC’s Pullout
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says the Iranian company Petropars will develop the Phase 11 of giant gas field South Pars after the Chinese company CNPC International pulled out of the contract.
Tehran Has No Problem Talking to Saudis: Oil Minister
Iran’s oil minister says Tehran has no problem talking to Riyadh officials, and a meeting with his Saudi counterpart during an ongoing event in Moscow is not unlikely.
Minister: Iran to Outpace Qatar in South Pars Gas Extraction
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh says the country is going to outstrip Qatar in terms of production of gas from the South Pars joint field.
Iran Digging for New Gas Reserves in Persian Gulf
Iran has launched a scheme to explore and use new undersea gas reserves in the Persian Gulf, considering an inevitable drop of pressure at the giant South Pars gas field, shared with Qatar.
‘Russia Still Interested in Making Energy Investment in Iran’
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have discussed expansion of business ties between the two states in a range of fields, particularly in the energy sector, despite Washington's unilateral sanctions.
Iran Contains Fire at South Pars Gas Field
Iranian firefighters have managed to contain a fire that engulfed the 9th platform of South Pars Gas Field, the world's biggest natural gas field, located in the Persian Gulf.
President Rouhani Invited to Attend GECF Gas Summit
President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo sent a message to his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, inviting him to participate in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) 2019 meeting due to be held in the African country in November.
US Says Iraq Can Buy Energy from Iran
The US embassy in Baghdad says Washington has exempted Iraq from some anti-Iran sanctions and Baghdad could buy energy from the Islamic Republic.
Imran Khan Says Pakistan Keen to Complete Iran Gas Pipeline
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says his country is keen to complete the construction of a much-delayed pipeline designed for receiving Iran’s natural gas, weeks after he paid a visit to the neighboring state.
Iraq Says to Keep Importing Iran’s Gas, Power despite US Bans
Iraq is set to maintain and even increase its natural gas and electricity imports from Iran to meet the extreme summer demand, defying the US’ move to stop issuing sanctions waivers for the countries that import energy from Iran.
Iran Inaugurates Four New Phases of South Pars Gas Field
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday officially launched four new phases of South Pars, the world’s largest gas field located in the Persian Gulf in southern Iran.
Tehran, Yerevan Sign Two MoUs to Boost Ties
Iran and Armenia have signed two memoranda of understanding in a Wednesday ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani and visiting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Iran’s Gas Production at South Pars Joint Field Exceeds Qatar’s
Iran’s oil minister says the country’s gas production at the biggest gas field worldwide, South Pars, is now exceeding that of Qatar.
Huge Oil, Gas Reserves Discovered in North-West of Iran
Iran is currently scouring 60 percent of its total area for new oil and gas reserves, including in places which were deemed until recently the least likely to have hydrocarbon-bearing formations.
Iran Blasts Pakistan for Dragging Feet on Gas Pipeline
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh deplored Pakistan’s inaction on completion of a gas pipeline under an agreement with Tehran, saying three foreign countries have put pressure on Pakistan to halt the project.
US Exempts Iran-UK Joint Gasfield from Its Sanctions
The US administration has beaten its first retreat on planned sanctions against Iran, allowing a gasfield partly owned by the Islamic Republic in the North Sea to keep operating.
Rouhani Inaugurates Three Petchem Projects in Southern Iran
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday inaugurated three new petrochemicals projects during his visit to the southern city of Asalouyeh in Bushehr Province.
France’s Total Officially Withdraws from Iran’s South Pars Gas Project
Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh says French energy giant Total has officially left the country, ending speculations over whether it would stay to finish a gas project following the return of US sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s Gas Condensates Exports Up %150 since US JCPOA Withdrawal
Iran’s exports of gaseous condensates have risen considerably following the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
Iran Cannot Be Ignored on Global Oil Market: Minister
Iran’s oil minister says the Islamic Republic is a country which cannot be ignored on the global energy market.
Riyadh to Fund, Taliban to Protect TAPI Gas Pipeline
While Iranian officials maintain that it is unlikely the Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) pipeline project becomes operational, Saudi Arabia has pledged to provide its investment and Taliban militants vowed to secure it.