Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA - Iran's Gas Transmission Company (IGTC) chief Mostafa Kashkouli voiced his company's readiness to transport 500 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.
He told reporters gas transmission grid was one of the vital veins, reiterating that it had the capacity to transfer 500 million cubic meters of commodity a day as it had been improved last year and this year.
Kashkouli added over 450 million cubic meters of gas was currently carried to four corners of the land by more than 26 thousand kilometers of high-pressure pipeline empowered by 56 pressure-boosting stations.
He said the company was fully prepared to transmit gas in cold months of the year as it had made great progress in improving the systems' performance.
According to PIN, the transmission capacity of cross-country pipelines has increased by 200 million cubic meters a day.
Iran's gas transmission lines will span more than 37,000 km by the end of Fourth Five-Year Socioeconomic Development Plan, 2010, said the managing director of Iran's Gas Transmission Company.
"For the time being there are over 25,000 km of transmission lines," Kashkouli said, adding every year 2,000 km was added to the figure.
"Gas pipelines expand in proportion to the country's natural gas consumption and National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) is to improve production, transmission, and distribution facilities." Over 2,900 km of gas lines was added last year, Kashkouli added.
The ITGC head said 130 billion dollars would be invested in the country's gas industry in the 20-Year Vision Plan, out of which 90 billion dollars would be allocated to the transmission industry as it was an infrastructure sector.
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