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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 file photo, an aerial view shows the third gas refinery of South Pars gas field in Assalouyeh, Iran on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf.

Vahid Salemi, Associated Press

Iran to produce more gas from Qatari-shared field

  • Associated Press
  • December 1, 2013 - 8:31 AM

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country intends to increase production from a giant gas field shared with neighboring Qatar.

The Sunday report by state TV quotes Rouhani as saying Iran that intends to match Qatar's production by 2017.

Rouhani said Iran will use the additional production from the South Pars field — known as North Dome in Qatar — to "develop" Iran.

Iran's media says Qatar's current gas production from the field is about 1 1/2 times that of Iran's.

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