Torbati made the announcement based on a report of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC).
Last year, Iran had a rise of 26% in its gas exports, he said.
The figure was a record in exports of Iran's natural gas, the official added.
He continued that the NIGC is to develop the gas sector through completion of the national gas projects in the current year.
Torbati stressed that the spread of coronavirus could not hinder gas development in the country.
In relevant remarks on May 31, he announced that the Islamic Republic is planning to export its natural gas to the neighboring regions, specially the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
"Tehran is studying plans to deliver gas to areas bordering Iran in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in neighboring Iraq," Montazer Torbati, who is also managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), said while elaborating on Iran’s plans for gas exports to new regions and countries.
The official noted that the authorities in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region have submitted several requests for start of gas supply from Iran to the bordering regions.
He also said that the Iranian Oil Ministry’s department for international affairs is currently working on a contract for launching gas exports to Oman.