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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 03 2014, @11:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the you-don't-get-high-on-your-own-supply dept.

fx_68 writes:

"Despite holding the world's largest natural gas reserves, Iran's Energy Ministry has warned that the Islamic Republic is on course to become the world's largest importer of natural gas by 2025 unless it can rein in rampant domestic demand. Domestic consumption is surging as their gas network grows and more gas is needed to sustain output from aging oilfields."

 
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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by dj245 on Monday March 03 2014, @06:21PM

    by dj245 (1530) on Monday March 03 2014, @06:21PM (#10145)

    So they are running out of natural gas. They have oil reserves that are approximately 10% of the global total (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_reserves_in_Iran ). They will very soon (if not already) have a "peaceful use only" nuclear program (providing you believe what the government of Iran and the US are telling you).

    Perhaps Iran needs to jump on the bandwagon looking for alternative energy sources with the rest of the world.

    Like nuclear for example??? The way you state it, their development of nuclear electricity is a symptom of an energy problem, not their solution.

    They are running out of gas and some projections have them running out of oil sooner rather than later. Iran has a very high energy footprint- they are a modern country and most people can afford refrigerators, TVs, etc. They are pretty smart and realize this is going to be a problem in the near future, and nuclear electricity plants take decades to build and commission. Their pursuit of Nuclear electricity is because they are worried about their future energy needs. If you can admit this is what they are trying to do, all of their foreign policy, as well as their insistence on having the right to build nuclear power stations, makes perfect sense.

    Maybe Iran's biggest foreign relations problem is that their PR guy isn't any good.

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