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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 15:00

Turkey willing to increase Iran gas imports

Turkey willing to increase Iran gas imports

Based on previous agreements Iran is currently increasing gas exports to a number of countries including Turkey, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Head of the National Iranian Gas Company (IGC) Hassan Montazer Torbati said in an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to IRNA.

Elaborating on the latest situation of the country’s gas exports, the NIGC chief said the amount of gas export to Turkey as Iran’s oldest customer stands at 10 billion cubic meters a year based on the 2001 agreement signed between the two countries which is valid for 25 years.

Iran’s gas export to Turkey took place according to the agreement, while Ankara has called for increase in its imports, the official said.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he talked of Iran’s gas export to another neighboring state, Iraq, saying the two countries have signed two six-year agreements on gas export for two Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Basra.

Also, one million cubic meters of gas per day is being swapped to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic from Astara in northern Iran, the official said, expressing hope that Tehran-Baku trade exchange would develop through other forms of trade.

Referring to the gas export project to Pakistan in southeastern Iran, the official said infrastructures of gas pipeline is already there in border but the export will start when the Pakistani side completes its own part of the project.

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