Over 6,300 villages, 50 towns supplied with gas under 13th administration: Deputy oil minister

SHANA (Tehran) – Iran’s deputy oil minister on Wednesday said 6,354 hard-to-reach villages and 50 towns have been supplied with gas since the 13th administration took office about 30 months ago.

Mjaid Chegeni added over 98.5 percent of families in urban areas are using natural gas.

During the period, 836,042 gas service lines have been installed in urban and rural areas, he continued, putting the number of gas service subscribers added during the 2.5-year period at 2,277,342.

Chegeni, who is also the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) managing director, 1,472.8 kilometers of new gas transmission pipelines have been operated and five gas compressor stations have been added, increasing their total number to 91.

According to the official, 16 more power plants receiving gas have been added since the incumbent government took over in August 2021, increasing the total number to 102.

He also said 3,195 more industrial units have been supplied with gas during the 30-month period, concluding the number of industrial consumers has soared to 32,518.

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