Iran’s Sarajeh and Shourijeh underground gas storage has increased by 33% year on year, according to Tehran Times.

Over 902 million cubic meters of gas (mcm/d) were reproduced from the Sarajeh storage during the cold season, an increase of 17% over the preceding year. The Shourijeh storage reproduced 1.722 billion cubic meters of gas (bcm/d), registering a 43% increase year on year up from 1.449 bcm/d. 

Ahmed Rajabi, director of technical affairs at the National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) said: “The storages supply gas to six northern and northeastern provinces that are far from the southern gas-rich regions, this has eliminated the need for importing gas from Turkmenistan giving these underground gas storages UGSs a special and strategic position.”

As a leading gas producer, Iran is planning to expand its UGS capacity and there are plans to increase the capacity of Sarajeh and Shourijeh to over seven bcm/d in the near future.