May 5 2004
Iran to export natural gas to Azerbaijan, Armenia
Tehran, May 5, IRNA — Iran is to export 200 to 350 million cubic
meters of natural gas to Azerbaijan per annum from the coming winter
according to a contract that is to be signed by the two sides after
necessary negotiations and agreements.
Deputy Minister of Petroleum for Caspian Oil and Gas Affairs
Hamdollah Mohammadnejad told IRNA here on Wednesday that Iran has
been in talks for more than one decade with the republics of
Azerbaijan and Armenia on export of its natural gas.
Mohammadnejad said that Iran is also to export 1.2 to 2.5 billion
cubic meters of natural gas to Armenia a year for a period of 20
years through a 20-inch pipeline.
The gas, he added, would be transferred to Magri border region
through a 120 kms pipeline.
The official said that feasibility studies on the pipeline project
has been completed and it would be implemented once related contract
is signed by Iranian and Armenian sides.
He said Iran gives the priority to transfer of gas to neighboring and
the Central Asian republics on the long run in a bid to upgrade
mutual economic cooperation.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress