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Iran Begins Exporting Natural Gas to Iraq

Iranian Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia announced that the Islamic Republic has started exporting natural gas to neighboring Iraq. The exports of natural gas to the Arab country began on Wednesday night, the Iranian deputy oil minister said. Zamaninia also said the exports started with 7 million cubic meters (mcm) of […]

Iran to Build New Gas Export Pipeline to Iraq

By John Lee. The Planning Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) has said that Iran has started work on the second pipeline for exports of natural gas from Iran to Iraq. Hassan Montazer Torbati (pictured) said construction of the pipeline to south Iraq had begun on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contract. The first pipeline […]

Iran’s Gas Exports to Iraq to Begin after Opening LC

The managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said the Islamic Republic is fully ready to start exporting gas to neighbouring Iraq as soon as the Arab country opens a line of credit (LC) for the project. “Iraqis are now negotiating with international banks so they can open an LC,” Hamid Reza Araqi […]

Iran “warns Iraq over Gas Debts”

By John Lee. Iranian deputy oil minister Ali Kardor has reportedly urged Iraq to pay off its outstanding debts relating to the construction of a joint gas pipeline with the Islamic Republic. According to Mehr News Agency, he said that if Baghdad fails to settle its outstanding debts, Tehran will not deliver gas to Iraq. The […]

Iran’s Gas Contracts with Iraq “on Hold”

By John Lee. Iran’s gas contracts with Iraq have been put on hold due to the difficulties in Iraq, Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh said on Thursday. “We have two gas contracts with Iraq and we are ready to export gas to Baghdad but they have some difficulty. It depends on Iraqi system,” Zangeneh said. (Source: Sputnik)

Iran Ready to Start Gas Delivery to Iraq

A senior Iranian oil official said the country has started pumping gas into a pipeline that the Islamic Republic plans to use for exports of natural gas to Iraq. “The pipeline is complete on the Iranian side and will be soon inaugurated by senior Iranian officials to start pumping gas into Iraq,” Managing Director of […]

KRG to Export Oil through Iran

BasNews reports that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to build pipelines transporting oil and gas to and from Iran. Abdullah Akrayi, the Head of the KRG’s Department of Relations with Iran, told BasNews that Erbil has resumed discussions with Tehran to establish two pipelines importing gas from Iran and sending KRG oil to […]

Iran, Iraq Sign 6-Year Gas Deal

Iran has agreed to send 35 mcm/d of its gas to the Iraqi city of Basra for a period of 6-years. Based on the deal, signed by Head of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Reza Araqi and Iraqi Deputy Minister of Electricity Khalid Hassan Saleh, Iran will supply 20mcm/d of natural gas to Basra in […]

Private Sector Cash to Pump Iranian Gas to Iraq

The pipeline to carry gas to Iran’s western and northwestern regions as well as exporting it to neighboring Iraq will start soon with BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) financing from Bank Pasargad, the bank’s CEO has said. “We have increased our investment for the development of oil, gas, refining, and petrochemical industries. The contract to finance the Iraq […]

Iran starts Testing Iraq Gas Pipeline

By John Lee. Iran’s PressTV reports that preliminary tests have been carried out over 50 kilometers of the final stretch of the pipeline from Assaluyeh, near Iran’s offshore South Pars oil and gas field, to Iraq. A spokesman for the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said the next test will be carried out over the […]

Iran could Supply Gas to Kuwait via Iraq

By John Lee. The managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) has said it is possible for Iran to export natural gas to Kuwait through Iraq. Hamid Reza Araqi was quoted as saying that the pipeline which is being built to export gas to Iraq could be used for this purpose also. Iran […]