The daily output from South Pars gas field will rise by 84 million cubic meters (mcm) to 654 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) by late September 2018, according to Tehran Times.

Managing Director of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) Mohammad Meshkinfam called on all those involved in the gas field’s 24 phases to make their most effort to complete unfinished development in the field.

The current output of South Pars, shared between Iran and Qatar in the Persian Gulf, is 570 mcm/d, and accounts for 70% of the gas used in Iran. Currently 18 of the field’s 24 phases are producing gas.

In the year to March 2018 the gas production at the field increased from 285 mcm/d to 555 mcm/d, Egypt Oil & Gas previously reported.

“We did not have the need to purchase gas from any country this year for them to try to be fickle or raise prices,” Rouhani stated.