News ID: 204590
Published: 1148 GMT November 19, 2017

Iran exported 1.2 bcm of gas to Iraq since June

Iran exported 1.2 bcm of gas to Iraq since June

Iran exported 1.2 billion cubic meters of gas to Iraq since late June, said the managing director of Iranian Gas Transmission Company.

Saeed Tavakoli told Shana that Iran planned to export up to 25 million cubic meters of gas per day to Baghdad.

The neighbors, both members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, initially signed a deal in 2013 based on which Iran would supply gas to Iraqi power stations, but officials in the past blamed poor security in Iraq for hindering its implementation.

Iran signed two contracts to export gas — one for the Iraqi capital Baghdad and the other for the southern city of Basra.

Tavakoli said that exports of up to 25 million cubic meters of gas per day to Basra will begin as soon as Iraq is ready.

Iran, which has huge gas reserves in addition to its oil reserves, exports small amounts of gas to Turkey but production has struggled to keep pace with growing domestic consumption.

   
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