At least 475 people, including nine firemen, have suffered respiratory and other symptoms after a chlorine gas leak in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan, the chancellor of Dezful University of Medical Sciences says.
Managing director of Iran's Pars Special Economic Energy Zone (PSEEZ) announced that natural gas output from the giant South Pars Gas Field in the southern province of Bushehr has doubled in the past four years.
National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with international and Iranian companies to conduct feasibility studies on developing Azadegan oilfield, a report suggested.
A much-awaited gas pipeline to Iran's northern areas, which will come on stream next week, will guarantee a steady supply of natural gas to the regions that experienced harsh winters in the past when neighboring Turkmenistan cut off gas supplies to Iran.
Iran will see a steep rise in natural gas output and exports after last year's easing of Western sanctions, said a deputy oil minister on Tuesday, adding that recent deals with global firms show they believe sanctions will not come back.