Minister: No Interruption to Iran’s Oil Production
- October, 14, 2020 - 11:11
- Economy news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Oil production in Iran has not come to a halt even for a single day under the pressure of sanctions and the coronavirus outbreak, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh said.
In remarks on Tuesday, Zangeneh said the production of petroleum and natural gas did not stop at all, noting that electricity generation and water production are dependent on the production of petroleum and gas.
“If oil and (natural) gas are not produced, there will not be electricity and water, either,” he added.
Zanganeh said the Oil Ministry began to take action, from the very outset of the coronavirus outbreak, to move forward with the production of oil “as its activities were sensitive and it was not possible to shut down crude production.”
“We couldn’t stop work on islands and platforms as well as at operational units,” he said.
“During this time, our colleagues at the oil ministry spared no effort to allay people’s suffering and pain,” he said, according to the government’s official website.