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Iran exports 5 million barrels of LNG from Assaluyeh

Assaluyeh, Bushehr, Jun 1, IRNA - Some 5.4 million barrels of liquefied natural gas (LNG) have been exported abroad from the first to fifth phases of South Pars gas field in Ordibehesht, the second month of the Iranian year staring March 20, 2008.

The head of Oil Export Terminals Company said on Sunday that over 295 million barrels of LNG have been exported abroad since 2002 from the South Pars gas project in Assaluyeh.

"Currently the LNG is exported by two floating terminals," Parviz Shahriari said, adding the first terminal has the capacity to anchor ships of 300,00 tons and 320,000 tons respectively.

According to Shahriari, another terminal for measuring the LNG will be established in South pars by the end of March 20, 2009.

"Once the new terminal was put on stream, the LNG supplies form the phases of one to ten will be exported abroad non-stop.

LNG is natural gas that has been converted to liquid form for ease of storage or transport. Liquefied natural gas takes up about 1/600th the volume of natural gas at a stove burner tip.

It is odorless, colorless, non-corrosive, and non-toxic.

Assaluyeh is a town in southern Iran, in Bushehr Province. It is best known as the site for the land based facilities of the huge Pars Special Energy Economic Zone project.

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