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Iran's first seminar on gas export to be held in April

The first two-day Seminar on Iran's Gas Export will be held in Tehran in April to present Iran's gas export potentials as well as find new markets for this energy source, it was announced on Sunday, IRNA reported.

With 26 trillion cubic meters of gas reserves, the Islamic Republic of Iran holds the second largest gas deposits in the world. However, its share in the trade in this vital source of energy is meager.

At the seminar, foreign and local specialists will discuss issues such as cooperation between gas producers and consumers, new gas markets across the world, potential outlets for Iran's gas export, various gas agreements and markets for liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The event, sponsored by Iran's Gas Export Company, to be held on April 25 and 26 will permit participants to share their experiences in gas export sector.

The giant South Pars gas field, the world's biggest gas field, is shared between Iran and Qatar. The two countries have drawn up plans to develop the field.

Iran has some extensive plans to export gas from South Pars gas field though most of its plans have not been operational. The Iranian government is also hoping to boost gas production from the giant gas field.

Turkey is the only country to which gas is exported via pipeline receiving some 3.5 billion cubic meters of gas from Iran per annum.

The oil ministers from India, Turkey and Algeria and senior officials of some major well-known oil companies namely Dutch-British company of Shell, Statoil of Norway, Total of France and British Gas will take part in the event.

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