Iran may Build Gas Pipeline in Iraq

The Tehran Times reports that Iraqi officials have expressed interest in using experts from Iran to build a section of a natural gas pipeline on their side of the border.

Javad Oji, managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company, said talks with Iraqi officials in Baghdad resulted in agreements between the countries to move ahead with a natural gas pipeline, according to Iran's Fars News Agency.

He said Iraqi officials had expressed interest in using Iranian contractors to build the 167-mile section of pipeline planned for the Iraqi side of the project.

Iran could supply as much as 880 million cubic meters of natural gas to Iraq to help fuel two power plants, said Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi.

Iranian gas could be exported to Iraq within the next 18 months.

(Source: Tehran Times)

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