Abstract: One of the most important elements that influences on national security is the issue of energy. The gas refinery of Ilam as the only one that is active in the Western part of Iran places great influence on the different dimensions of the political, social, economic and life of the people who live in the province and following that the countrys national security. In this research work an effort has been made to examine the different dimensions of the effects of the gas refinery of Ilam on the countrys national security based on the theories of Copenhagen school of thought. In this direction the main question of this research work has been put forward as such that the building of Ilams refinery has had what kind of effect on the Islamic Republic of Irans national security. In answering that question a hypothesis has been put forward. The hypothesis is that Ilams gas refinery as the only one that is located in the West part of Iran plays a very important role in securing the Western provinces needed gas, in employment of specialists, in the development and countrys national security. In this research work library, documentation and making use of books, magazines and so on method is used to collect data. This research work using theoretical views of Copenhagen school of thought concerning national security and based on a descriptive-analytical method tests the hypothesis mentioned in above.
Omran Ghorbani Zadeh and Jahanbakhsh Moradi, 2016. Study of the Relationship Between Oil and Gas Projects in Western Region of the Islamic Republic of Iran on its National Security (Case Study: The Company of Ilam Gas Refinery). The Social Sciences, 11: 6312-6322.