TEHRAN – The Head of Health, Safety and Environment Department (HSE) of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Seyyed Jalal Noormusavi said on Monday that with the development of gas supply network in the country, emission of 164 million tons of air pollutants and greenhouse gases has been prevented
Speaking on the sidelines of the 20th International Environmental Exhibition, Noormusavi said: “Rural gas supply has a significant impact on preserving the environment and reducing fossil fuel consumption.”
He said: “With the gas supply carried out in the country, especially in the villages, both the cutting of trees was prevented and the use of diesel fuel has been reduced, and the Ministry of Petroleum has had good success in collecting flare gases.”
He also appreciated the recent approval of the Minister of Petroleum to facilitate the implementation of environmental projects in the South Pars region in order to reduce SO2 emissions and gas flaring.
The 20th International Environment Exhibition kicked off on Sunday at the Tehran International Fairgrounds and will end on November 23.