This book critically examines exports of Iranian natural gas to regional and international markets. Owning the world's largest proven natural gas reserves, Iran can potentially be considered a major gas exporter. Yet, stringent international sanctions, coupled with domestic politicisation of the industry and lack of an 'attractive' investment framework, have made Iran unable to capitalise its huge natural gas potential both in domestic and international markets. In this book, a multidisciplinary approach is adopted to examine the main challenges hampering Iran's ability to become a major gas exporter. These challenges range from political and legal to economic and fiscal.
Published: January 2015