Iran to begin gas exports to Iraq by late June

TEHRAN, Jan. 09 (Shana) — Iran will begin gas exports to Iraq during March 21-June 21, 2016, said the director for international affairs of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC).

Iran is fully prepared for the purpose, Azizollah Ramezani told Shana adding that the project’s pipelines have been laid completely and its metering station is ready for operation.
“Iran is currently waiting for Iraq to establish the required infrastructures in its territory,” he said.

Earlier, Alireza Kameli, the managing director of the National Iranian Gas Export Company, said that Iran faces no problem for exporting its gas to Iraq, and that gas transfer will begin as soon as the Iraqi side manages to guarantee the security of the pipeline in its territory.

Under this contract, initially, Iran is to export 4 million cubic meters (mcm) of gas to Iraq per day and later raise the figure to 35 mcm per day.