TEHRAN: Reports by Iran’s officials informed that the country is now producing the required amount of gas, making them self-sufficient.
According to the reports, President Hassan Rouhani today inaugurated a new refinery for the production of 12 million litres (3.17 million gallons) of gas in its first phase, reported Indian Express.
The country consumes 60 million litres (16 million gallons) of fuel on an average, on a daily basis. The country was producing about 50 million litres, of which 11 million litres (2.9 million gallons) is imported.
The refinery is located in the port city of Bandar Abbas, 1,205 kilometres south of Tehran, which has a capacity of producing 36 million litres (9.5 million gallons) of gas per day after it is completed in 2018. Construction of the refinery is in progress since 2006.