Iran Gas Industry to Celebrate Self-Sufficiency in Equipment Supply: CEO

TEHRAN (Shana) –The CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) announced the start of construction of 35 widely-consumed and strategic items in the gas industry with support from local knowledge-based companies.

According to NIGC, Hassan Montazer Torbati, referring to the increase in Iran's gas production capacity and registration of numerous records in the country's gas production, transmission, distribution, development and export chain, said: "Simultaneously with extensive planning to maintain gas production, gas industry development plans continue in the face of illegal sanctions and the spread of the coronavirus.”

He stated that in the year of the Production Leap, extensive planning was made at NIGC in order to make maximum use of the power and potentialities of Iranian manufacturers, contractors and industrialists.

The official further said that the company had devised and implemented a 4-step plan in order to localize key products and items in the gas industry.

Referring to the identification of technological, strategic needs of the National Gas Company in the refining, transmission and distribution sectors, the Deputy Minister of Petroleum for Gas Affairs said: "Currently, building 35 widely-used and high-demand items in the gas industry has been considered by NIGC with support from knowledge-based local firms.”

He also announced NIGC’s plans for domestic production of various chemicals used in the gas industry by knowledge-based firms, adding most of the chemicals were used in gas refineries.

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