May 1, 2011
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A business consortium connected to Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard was awarded without tender two giant natural gas development projects, a senior Iranian official said Saturday.
Mahdi Fakoor, a senior Oil Ministry official, said the Revolutionary Guard’s most important financial venture, Khatam-ol-Anbia, will develop two gas fields in the south of the country without tender.
“A contract to develop Halgan and Sefid Baghoon gas fields has been signed with Khatam-oil-Anbia … without tender,” the semiofficial Mehr news agency quoted Fakoor as saying.
Fakoor said development of the two gas fields located in Fars Province will result to production of 19 million cubic meters of natural gas a day.
Khatam-ol-Anbia is currently the largest contractor of government projects in Iran, handling 1,500 of the country’s most important state projects over the past four years.
The conglomerate is already involved in developing Iran’s giant South Pars Gas Field in the Persian Gulf. Khatam al-Anbia is one of the country’s largest corporations with stakes in mining, telecommunications and the oil and gas sector.
The guard, which was created after the 1979 Islamic Revolution to defend Iran’s clerical rule, has become a vast military-based conglomerate, amassing a network of economic and political power that extends to virtually every aspect of life in Iran.
Its finances are not on the government budget and are free from any state oversight. The Revolutionary Guard is accountable only to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters in Iran.
Nov 21, 2017 Comments Off on Saudi Arabia May Have Just Gifted Lebanon to Iran
Nov 15, 2017 Comments Off on Iranian officials present a multi-million pound shopping list to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Nov 09, 2017 Comments Off on Husband of jailed British woman pleads with Boris Johnson to take him to Iran so he can see his wife
Nov 06, 2017 Comments Off on Donald Trump blames Iran after Saudi Arabia is forced to blast a ballistic missile out of the sky as it headed for one of the kingdom’s main airports
Oct 08, 2017 Comments Off on IRGC Threatens U.S. Forces If Trump Puts It On Terrorist List
Oct 05, 2017 Comments Off on Katibat Ali Sultan: Syrian IRGC Group
Sep 19, 2017 Comments Off on IRGC Corruption Continues to Ruin Iran’s Economy
Aug 28, 2017 Comments Off on Iran says S-300 air defense system now ‘fully integrated’
Nov 21, 2017 Comments Off on Saudi Arabia May Have Just Gifted Lebanon to IranSaudi Arabia May Have Just Gifted Lebanon to Iran By now, there can be no reasonable doubt that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was detained in Saudi Arabia, and that he was forced to submit his resignation...
Nov 15, 2017 Comments Off on Iranian officials present a multi-million pound shopping list to free Nazanin Zaghari-RatcliffeIranian officials present a multi-million pound shopping list to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe IRANIAN officials have presented ministers with a multi-million pound shopping list of demands to free Nazanin...
Jul 14, 2016 Comments Off on Corps’ one hundred thousand of triggered missiles in Lebanon:An official Israel-threatening by CorpsIran Briefing: Since August 7, 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of Ramadhan as “Quds Day”, the Islamic Republic has always tried to hold an imposing ceremony by using state resources as well as requiring people’s involvement. This year’s Quds march had fundamental...