Iran Increases Iraq Gas Export Plan

By John Lee.

The Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Javad Oji (Owji, Ouji) (pictured) has announced that the country will start exporting 40 million cubic meters (mcm) a day of natural gas to Iraq by summer 2013.

Iran’s PressTV reports that an agreement has been reached to supply Iraq via two separate routes.

Construction of the “friendship” pipeline between Iran, Iraq and Syria has been under way since last year, with previous contracts requiring Iran to pump 20 mcm per day of natural gas to Iraq.

The pipeline will stretch from Assaluyeh, near the massive offshore South Pars Gas Field in southern Iran, and will continue into neighboring Iraq to feed three Iraqi power plants running on gas.

(Source: PressTV)

4 Responses to Iran Increases Iraq Gas Export Plan

  1. Lorenzo April 13, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    Does Iraq need iranian gas? Where is all the Iraqui gas gone?
    OOOOh, fully disclosure of the deal or via an Iraqui company on behalf of the al-Maliki government?

  2. Lorenzo April 13, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    Does Iraq need iranian gas? Where is all the Iraqui gas gone?
    OOOOh, fully disclosure of the deal or via an Iraqui company on behalf of the al-Maliki government?

  3. Guest April 14, 2013 at 1:47 am #

    The Iraqi gas sector is still under developement by Shell and work is in the early stages. Purchasing Iranian gas is actually less expensive than Iraqi gas. It’s a really good step, Iraq could keep buying Iranian gas for cheap even after developing its own gas fields.

    The reason why the development is late is because the anti-Maliki Iraqiyah bloc delayed the deal by boycotting a law in the parliament. I think some people need to do some research before blindly blaming everything on Maliki.

  4. Cristiano Ronaldo April 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    One of the many problems Iraq have is the immunity of governmental officials or ministers, the parliament and the whole iraqui pizza.

    Having reached a position with immunity, and not being responsible to the Iraqui people the outcome has been a free bar for thieves in the Parliament.

    Things only happens if they are some private benefits for the membeers of the Parliament. In such scenario, it is so easy to negotiate and negotiate for just nothing until the money is on the table for the individuals.

    Who is responsible for the exploatation of gas in Iran? Who is responsible for selling the Iraqui gas? Who is responsible for making Iraq self-sufficient?

    The Mario brothers in the Parliament