TEHRAN- Iran’s gas export increased 19 percent in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22), as compared to the same period of time in the past year, the managing director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) announced.


Majid Chegeni said that the country’s average daily gas export has been 70 million cubic meters in the five-month period of this year, while the figure was 59 million cubic meters in the same time span of the previous year.

Saying that gas export to Iraq experienced a 20-percent rise last year, the official also announced about rising gas export to Turkey in the present year.

Iran mainly exports gas to Turkey and Iraq but the sales have not always been consistent due to debt-payment issues, domestic consumption needs, and occasional technical problems.