Rhum gas field to resume production

The Rhum gas field, co-owned by British Petroleum (BP) and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), will resume production after a four-year hiatus due to anti-Iran sanctions, a BP spokesman says, Iranian news agency Press TV reports on Saturday.

Production at the North Sea gas field was halted back in 2010 under the unilateral illegal sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union (EU) and the US over the Islamic Republic's nuclear energy program.

The BP spokesman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said on Friday that the British government has given the green light to the oil group to resume production at the field.

Production from the field, which contributed around 4-5 percent of Britain’s total gas output before its closure, is expected to begin this weekend.