Apr 4, 2017, 12:31 PM
Oil min. pens letter to Leader

TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (MNA) – Bijan Zanganeh, in a letter to the Leader of Islamic Revolution, praised Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks on performance of Oil Ministry in the ‘Year of Resistance Economy’.

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zanganeh, in his letter to the Leader, emphasized that the oil industry, by relying on young human resources, will continue its tireless efforts to recover appropriate amounts of crude from joint fields, South Pars and west Karun oilfields in particular, to preserve rights of the nation, increase added value through completion of value chain of the oil industry as well as to avoid raw retail.

While extending heartfelt congratulations to the Leader on the New Persian Year, Zanaganeh said Ayatollah Khamenei’s appreciation of Oil Ministry in the previous year brought honor, pride and motivation to managers and employees of oil industry.

“As such, on behalf of directors and large family of employees and contractors, I extend gratitude to you and declare that oil industry will continue to fulfill the slogan of the new year which is ‘Economy of Resistance: Production and Employment’,” the letter reads.

In line with implementation of policies of Resistance Economy, the main priority will be diligent effort to ink new oil contracts for development of oil and gas field; a goal which will be achieved by trusting Almighty God and your support as well as maximum reliance on participation of domestic exploration and production companies, contractors, local manufacturers and strengthening existing capacities and continuing strategic cooperation with universities and authentic research centers with the aim of promoting and transfer of national technology.

In a bid to complete supply chain and refrain from raw retail, the Iranian industry will take serious measures like implementation of massive petrochemical projects in the new year, making huge investments, achieving self-reliance and promote national technology by building the most significant equipment, development of gas supply networks to industries, power plants and villages, extending services to the public, increase exports of petroleum, petroleum products and natural gas through pipeline and LNG.

“Past experience has proved that these measures are set to expand productive employment and will result in different levels of industrial and technical services,” Zanganeh concluded.


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