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NIGC CEO: 96% of Iran’s population enjoy natural gas

In Iran, where villages account for generating 20-23 % of the value-added in the country, the development of rural areas has been always a top agenda

NIGC CEO: 96% of Iran’s population enjoy natural gas

Teheran, April 23 - Neftegaz.RU. The managing director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said that 96 % of the Iran’s population enjoy natural gas at the present.

Emphasizing the need to pay attention to the stability of the network, the creation and use of processes, Hasan Torbati said:
  • Now that everyone recognizes NIGC as a leading organization, our task is much heavier, because now with 96 % of the country's population benefiting from gas, which is a unique statistic in the world
  • We should think more about network stability and processes and creation so that we will have a better and more dynamic organization
Last week, Iranian government has proposed to allocate 15 trillion rials (about $357.14 million) for the supply of natural gas to over 8,000 villages across the country during the next Iranian calendar year 1400 (begins on March 21, 2021).

Currently, over 32,000 villages across Iran are enjoying natural gas through the national network and the number is planned to reach 40,000 by the end of the next fiscal year (March 2022).

Over the past 7 years, more than 290 trillion rials (nearly $7 billion) has been allocated by the government to connect over 18,000 new rural areas with over 1.6 million households to the national gas network.

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