Iran gas exports show 9.9-percent increase in 2011

December 6, 2012

Iran gas exports show 9.9-percent increase in 2011

Iran’s natural gas exports exceeded 9.4 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2011, up 9.9 percent from the year before, despite the Western sanctions against the Iranian energy sector, a new ENI report examined by Press TV says.

Iran produced over 150 bcm of natural gas in 2011, a figure that makes the Islamic Republic the fifth biggest gas producer in the world and the second in the Middle East after Qatar, according to the report.

Iran’s natural gas production witnessed a 3.9-percent increase in 2011 compared to a year before, accounting for 4.5 percent of the world's total gas production, the report added.

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