Iran boasts of South Pars gas sales

April 8, 2013 at 8:07 AM

TEHRAN, April 8 (UPI) -- Asian and some European countries are getting gas product exports from the South Pars region in the Persian Gulf, an Iranian official said Monday.

Director general of a South Pars economic department Ahmad Pourheidar said roughly $7.5 billion worth of gas condensates were exported from the region during the last calendar year, which ended March 20.

The 8.5 million tons of gas products were exported to countries ranging from European countries like Belgium and Spain to Asian economies like Malaysia and India, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reports.

Iran is under increased sanctions pressure as its Western rivals look for ways to curb the country's nuclear ambitions. Sanctions target Iran's energy sector.

Nuclear negotiations between the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany concluded last weekend. Talks were described by Western officials as positive, though few concrete developments emerged from the talks in Kazakhstan.

The South Pars gas complex in the Persian Gulf is considered one of the largest of its kind in the world.

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