Iran Joins Regional Coal-Rush

Iran is the latest MENA country to announce plans for coal-fired power generation.

Iran has the world’s largest (or second largest) gas reserves. But delays to new developments and rapidly rising demand have left the country with a gas shortfall, although it hopes to relieve this as new development phases of its giant South Pars field come online over the coming months (MEES, 28 November).

“Due to the presence of abundant gas resources in...