Speaking at the 14th Iran Petrochemical Forum on Tuesday,
Gholampour highlighted the profound changes caused by carbon pollution and
greenhouse gases and noted that despite advances in renewable energy, the world
still relies heavily on oil and natural gas resources.
He stressed that the production capacity of
Iran's petrochemical industry must increase by 40% by 2040 to maintain its
share in the world markets.
Gholampour also emphasized the need to extract,
refine, and convert hydrocarbon resources according to net-zero carbon
standards in line with the Paris Convention.
He predicted that the world's reliance on fossil
fuels would reach its lowest level by 2050, and clean and renewable energy
technologies such as solar energy and hydrogen for airplane fuel would be
critical in the future.
Additionally, Gholampour highlighted the
significant amount of natural gas that is burned every year in flares in Iran,
which could have been used to supply one third of the country's electricity.
He called for investment in South Pars and other
fields, stating that gas production could exceed 1400 million cubic meters per
day with an investment of $50 billion in South Pars and $30 billion in other
Gholampour emphasized that crude sales in the
fields of crude oil, gas condensate, and LPG created the most burning
opportunities for the country.
The conference focused on the development of the
petrochemical industry and its future prospects in Iran and the world. It was
attended by various experts and key players in the industry.