Lifting of Iran’s sanctions – what it means for the energy sector

World powers lifted international sanctions on Iran on 16 January, after the United Nations confirmed that Tehran had curbed its nuclear programme. This move is set to have a profound impact on the global energy sector as Iran has the world’s largest proven natural gas reserves and the fourth largest proved crude oil reserves.

This infographic shows how Iran plans to ramp up its energy production after the sanctions lift, what options Tehran has for exporting oil, gas and power and what countries are likely to be the most affected by its re-entry to the global market.

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