TEHRAN Feb 07(Shana)–A 48-inch gas pipeline under construction for carrying Iran’s natural gas to Iraq has made 98 percent progress physically and will be ready for use in May.
According to him, extension of the pipeline in Iraq territory to Mansourieh power plant is complete as well.
During his visit to IGAT-6 operations, the National Iranian Gas Company’s (NIGC) managing director Hamidreza Araqi noted that NIOC has decided to step up construction of the second part of the pipeline, with 600 km length, from Ahvaz to Dehgolan by injecting new funds.
An IGAT-6 offshoot will raise the volume of gas export to Iraq, NIGC’s chief executive said, adding the company will start gas exports to Iraq with 4 mcm/d in the first phase and will raise the volume gradually.
The IGAT-6 offshoot, spanning 100 km, for gas transfer to Iraq starts from Charmaleh in Ilam province and ends in Naftshahr in common border with Iraq.
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