BFnews: Addressing a large group of relatives of martyrs along with staff and officials of the oil industry in the South Pars region in the southern city of Asalouyeh on Monday afternoon, Ayatollah Khamenei said: [Iran's enemies] have been trying to show their anger for 30 years but they have failed because of the Iranian nation's resolve.
The Leader visited the oil, gas and petrochemical production and development projects in the South Pars gas field.
Ayatollah Khamenei described Asalouyeh as an economic zone which relies on production and said: For a country, the most important thing which can be a major flourishing and progress is production.
The Leader added: Especially the productive economy, which relies on knowledge and science.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei stressed that the Iranian nation has successfully resisted against all conspiracies of the bullying powers in the past 32 years.
The Supreme Leader underlined the need for continuation of such endeavors by the Iranians in the economic field in the future.
Praising the great efforts made by officials and staff of the South Pars gas field, Ayatollah Khamenei said the enemies' attempts to hinder the progress of the Iranian nation in various fields were failed in the past three decades.
The Supreme Leader inspected various development phases of South Pars gas field in Assalouyeh Monday morning.
During the visit, the Supreme Leader met with top advisers and managers of oil industry as well as contractors.
The Ayatollah also inspected the phase 15 of South Pars development project and got acquainted with the procedures of the project.
The South Pars gas field is located in the Persian Gulf in the border zone between Iran and Qatar. The field's reserves are estimated at 14 trillion cubic meters of natural gas -- about eight percent of the world's reserves -- and more than 18 billion barrels of liquefied natural gas resources.
Iran discovered 13 new oil and gas fields with in-place reserves of 14 billion barrels of oil and 45 trillion cubic feet of natural gas between August 2009 and August 2010, according to the Iranian Oil Ministry.
The South Pars field covers an area of 3,700 square kilometers. The process of developing gas production projects in the South Pars Special Economic Energy Zone is divided into 29 phases.
So far, 10 phases have been complete and 19 other phases are being designed or are being developed.
Source : News agency B F news