Iranian Minister of Petroleum Javad Owji said: We welcome any domestic and foreign investment for development of gas fields with the priority of maintaining the production of the South Pars gas field; as the current trend continues, we will become gas importers in the coming years.”
Javad Owji on Thursday evening (September 3) in a joint meeting with oil industry managers in the Pars Energy Special Economic Zone, said: “Supply of fuel for the winter is one of the current priorities of the oil industry and it has been predicted that we will face a 10% increase in gas consumption this year.”
He expressed hope that by reviewing and following up on affairs, the country will be able to overcome the winter fuel challenge without any problems.
The Minister of Petroleum stated that favorable measures have been taken in the petrochemical industry so far and this industry has met a large part of the country's hard exchange needs in recent years.
"Vaccination of all oil industry workers has been seriously considered, and I recently told the president that oil industry workers have been greatly overlooked in this regard," he said.
The Minister of Petroleum arrived in Assaluyeh this evening on his first operational visit, and after attending the tomb of the anonymous martyrs of Assaluyeh, examined the gas and petrochemical projects based in the area in a meeting with the relevant managers in the Pars Energy Special Economic Zone.