Speaking to reporters following the 15th
ministerial meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers on Thursday evening, he
described the year as a brilliant year in the oil industry as, for example, the
annual production capacity of Iran's petrochemical industry increased by 25
million tons and the country's crude gas production reached one billion cubic
meters per day.
Mr. Zangeneh also said that expert meetings were to be held
at the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum to review the obstacles of production and
productivity in the industry in line with the Supreme Leaders designation of the
New Year slogan as the year to support production and remove the bottlenecks.
Zangeneh stated: “We should use the opportunity to remove
production barriers,” adding: "You should pay attention to the fact that
removing all production barriers is not in the hands of the Ministry of Petroleum
and other members of the government, the Islamic Consultative Assembly and the
judiciary are also involved."