1104 GMT December 04, 2021
Addressing the Supreme Council of Energy, the official thanked the Oil Ministry, the Plan and Budget Organization (PBO), and other related organizations for developing the country’s Comprehensive Energy Plan, Shana reported.
“Developing the country’s Comprehensive Energy Plan is a valuable step that should be finalized as soon as possible, for it is the country’s main strategy in the field of energy,” he said.
Jahangiri said, “Undoubtedly, the main source of development of the country in the coming years will be oil and gas.”
“Of course, the government’s budget reliance on oil revenues should be reduced; however, the development of the country in the next 20 years, both in the industrial and non-industrial sectors, will be bound to oil and gas resources,” he added.
The development of the country’s oil and gas industry must be such that these sectors would be able to contribute $70-$100 billion to the country’s economy every year, the official noted.
Jahangiri added that this means that in addition to meeting domestic needs, we must be able to export surplus production to other countries.
He further stressed the need for energy optimization in the country, saying that precise planning must be devised and efforts must be made to boost optimization in all sectors, especially the energy sector.
“We must see serious reforms and changes in various sectors, such as automobile manufacturing, home appliances, construction, and public transportation,” he said.