A Critical Evaluation of Iranian Natural Gas Resources

Osgouei R. E., Sorgun M.

ENERGY SOURCES PART B-ECONOMICS PLANNING AND POLICY, vol.7, no.2, pp.113-120, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Nowadays, the world energy focus is shifting towards natural gas for power and heat generation as a substitute for coal and oil. Approximately 60% of world natural gas reserves are mainly concentrated in Russia, Iran, and Qatar. Iran will play a main role in the supply of world natural gas demand, if its natural gas fields can be developed effectively. In spite of huge natural gas reserves, Iran's natural gas production has not grown sufficiently.