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Iran launches largest gas storage in Middle East

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Staff writer ▼ | September 8, 2014
Iran launched the largest gas storage facility of the Middle East in the Northeastern parts of the country on Sunday.
Shourijeh gas storage   A facility to boost Iran gas delivery
The Shourijeh gas storage facility was launched in Sarakhs city in Khorassan Razavi province, Northeastern Iran, in a ceremony attended by Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh.

The gas storage facility is expected to boost Iran's gas delivery capacity to 10 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) by the next winter while eliminating the need to import gas from neighboring countries.

The storage facility will transfer gas to North Khorassan, Khorassan Razavi, Mazandaran, Gilan and Ardebil provinces in North, Northeast and Northwest of Iran. Located 25km southeast of Sarakhs in northwestern Iran, the Shourijeh facility will store 5 mcm/d of gas over the next seven months and its storage capacity will increase to 10 mcm/d of gas by the next winter.

The Shourijeh facility is capable of storing up to 4.8 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas.

The Iranian companies have manufactured and supplied 55 percent of Shourijeh facility's equipment and the remaining 45 percent has been imported from Ukraine.

Accomplishment of the Shourijeh project has cost a sum of 1,120 billion rials plus 18 million euros.