Hassan Montazer Torbati said the required infrastructure
for completing the gas distribution network within the Iranian territory has
been prepared, making the country ready for boosting gas trade with international
"Given the fact that Iran enjoys the
world's largest proven gas reserves and its geographical advantages for being
close to major gas producers and consumers, it can turn into a major hub for
gas trade in the world," the official added.
He said the gas distribution network in Iran
will be complete within the next 5 years, adding once the project is complete
new trade arenas will be open to Iran.
"If necessary we will be able to receive
gas from countries like Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Qatar and send it to
Pakistan, Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey or even Europe," he added.