Iran last year hiked output from its flagship South Pars giant gas field, with the additional volumes being consumed domestically. Output was 14.8bn cfd in January 2016 (MEES, 15 January 2016), but officials say it has since risen 3.4bn cfd to 18.2bn cfd.

With work ongoing at a number of phases at the field, including 20&21, and 17&18, Pars Oil & Gas Company (POGC) chief Mohammad Meshkinfam is confident that output will hit 19.4bn cfd by 20 March when the current Iranian year ends. Once all 24 phases are complete, South Pars capacity is planned to reach 28bn cfd. (CONTINUED - 826 WORDS)