Raeisi: Oil, gas output rise among important measures of 13th administration

SHANA (Tehran) – Iran’s President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi on Wednesday said increase in oil and gas output and full settlement of a problem caused by offshore storage of 87 million barrels and gas condensates have been among top measures carried out by the 13th administration.

The president made the remarks in a meeting with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, who also received the cabinet ministers on the occasion of the Government Week (August 24-30).

Raeisi added gas output was increased to redress imbalance, pointing to a four percent increase in production in two consecutive years, reduction of unemployment rate to 8.2 percent, unprecedented promotion of trade, and release of Iran’s assets blocked in other countries as other achievements of his administration.  

Later, Ayatollah Khamenei praised the 13th administration’s performance and achievements in oil, gas and petrochemical sectors.

The Leader referred to the government’s important economic measures and added increase in petrochemical output, implementation of valuable oil and gas projects, and revitalization of closed and semi-closed workshops are among admirable actions of the administration.

The Leader also pointed to economic growth, particularly in the industrial sector, increase in investment, reduction of liquidity, drop in unemployment rate, reduction of Gini coefficient, and rise in exports as other praiseworthy measures of the government.

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