Gas Industry to Celebrate Self-Sufficiency
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
TEHRAN – Managing Director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hossein Montazer Torbati announced that the company has started manufacturing 35 items of strategic and widely-used goods in the national gas industry in cooperation with the knowledge-based Iranian companies, adding that concurrent with increase in the production capacity and processing in refinery, the national gas industry will soon obtain self-sufficiency and it will need no imports of foreign goods and will celebrate the achievement.
Montazer Torbati pointed to the increase in Iran’s gas production capacity and setting consecutive records in the production chain, transfer, distribution, development and exports of gas, adding that concurrent with massive planning for retaining the gas production, the developmental plans of the gas industry have not been halted in the sanctions era and even during the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
He added that in the year of surge in production, the company has put on its agenda some plans for maximum utilization from the capacity of manufacturers, contractors and Iranian producers, reiterating that to make production network needless of imports, the company has defined and started a four-stage strategic plan for indigenizing knowledge and technology of widely-used items in the gas industry.
Montazer Torbati pointed to the identification of technological and strategical needs of the national gas industry and 20 items needed by NIGC in refining, transfer and distribution sectors, asserting that currently 35 most demanded items in the gas industry have been identified and the work for their manufactures have begun in cooperation with knowledge-based Companies which will reduce the national gas industry’s dependence on foreign purchase and imports.
He further announced the company’s support from construction of the first complex for producing chemical materials which are needed for sweetening the gas in the country, adding that it is expected the complex to join the network by the end of next year and it will make gas industry needless of importing four items of chemicals.