In a public meeting held on Tuesday, April 19, the spokesperson of the
Parliament's Energy Committee, Malik Shariatiniaser, demanded that
petrochemical companies invest in the South Pars gas field to solve the
imbalance problem and increase the pressure and stabilize the feedstock supply.
Shariatiniaser's comments came after the Energy Committee’s investigation
into the Ministry of Petroleum’s performance in setting gas tariffs for
During the meeting, he emphasized that the Ministry of Petroleum and
the Ministry of Energy are doing concentrated work in the fields of production,
electricity, and gas. However, he noted that there is no centralized trustee in
the field of energy consumption, and a specific proposal by the Energy
Committee is to develop a double-mandate motion in the parliament to pursue
The plan could be in the form of amending the law and through Article
45 of the regulation or the 7th development plan, he proposed.
The Energy Committee's spokesperson suggested that the administration should
create a strategic deputy for consumption management and a fuel consumption
optimization company in the Ministry of Petroleum.
Additionally, energy efficiency in the Ministry of Energy and a
national fuel and management headquarters in the Ministry of Roads and Urban
Development should be established.
Shariatiniaser emphasized that the administration must pay attention
to the complaints of the supreme leader of the revolution at the beginning of
the year and meet with officials to discuss the intensity of energy
Furthermore, he urged the administration to fulfill the duty of state-run
companies in the field of energy imbalance and implement it.
State companies and petrochemicals can invest to solve the imbalance
problem and increase the pressure in the South Pars gas field and stabilize the
feed, he added.
Shariatiniaser also highlighted the fact that the biggest waste of
energy is in the field of institutions, organizations, and companies related to
He urged the administration to be strict in this regard to prevent