The country loses at least 28 million cubic meters of natural gas flowing alongside extracted crude in oilfields each year, Mohsen Khojasteh Mehr, an official with the Oil Ministry, was quoted as saying.
Besides, the existing trend will cause further damage to the environment, he said.
He urged the private sector to invest in the sector and help secure Iran’s hydrocarbon resources.
According to the report, a study in 2012 showed Iran ranked third, after Russia and Iraq, in the global flaring of natural gas. Enditem