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Iran finds new shale fields

State agency says three or four new fields have been discovered

Iran has reportedly discovered new shale fields.
Iran has reportedly discovered new shale fields.

Iran has discovered a number of new shale fields, according to state news agency IRNA.

“As the result of preliminary explorations, three or four new oil shale horizons with signs of kerogen were discovered near Kerman and southern Semnan provinces,” said the report.

Speaking to IRNA, a source said there is confirmed reports of shale reserves in other regions including Iran's Zagros Basin and near Aligudarz in the Lorestan province.

He introduced Garoo formation in Lorestan province as the biggest discovered shale reserve and Gachsaran as the one with significant capacity.

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