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| 11 January, 2017

Iran gas export to Iraq close to implementation

EDITORS' NOTE:  Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran.Workers manage the control room on the SPQ1 gas platform on the southern edge of Iran's South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf off Assalouyeh,  1,000 km (621 miles) south of Tehran, January 26, 2011. Picture taken January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran.Workers manage the control room on the SPQ1 gas platform on the southern edge of Iran's South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf off Assalouyeh, 1,000 km (621 miles) south of Tehran, January 26, 2011. Picture taken January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Iran is ready to export gas to Baghdad and Iraq in turn is ready to receive gas as well, says The Deputy Petroleum Minister

11 January 2017
Tehran – Deputy Minister of Petroleum for International and Commercial Affairs Amir-Hossein Zamaninia said on Tuesday that details oftwo MoUs, to be signed by oil ministers of Iran and Pakistan, were finalized.

Zamaninia said the first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was about cooperation in development of Parviz (South Naft Khane) and Khorramshahr (Sandbad or Seabeyeh) joint oil fields.

The Deputy Petroleum Minister said content of the second MoU was related to other sectors of the oil industry, including crude oil, building equipment, gas export, Iraqi refineries' renovation by Iranian private sector and training.

Concerning details of gas export to Baghdad, Zamaninia said Iran is ready to export gas to Baghdad and Iraq in turn is ready to receive gas as well.

He added that as soon as financial issues are settled, gas will be flown to Iraq. 

The deputy minister of Petroleum said gas sale contract was signed in Baghdad in July 2013.

Under the contract 35 million cubic meters/day gas will be exported to Baghdad in a period of six years.

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