Romania interested to buy gas from Iran


TEHRAN, March 4 (Shana) – Deputy Petroleum Minister for International Affairs and Commerce said Romania is interested in buying gas from Iran.

“Romanian firms have also expressed readiness to participate in offshore and onshore projects as well as in manufacturing of equipment,” Amir-Hosssein Zamaninia told Shana about the meeting with a delegation which was accompanying the Romanian foreign minister during his recent visit to Tehran.

“They announced that they are counting on Iran for diversifying their gas input sources. They were told that in the next four to five years Iran will be in a position to think on the idea to where to ship it gas as LNG.”

The Romanian firms, he added, were also interested in manufacturing of the equipment in the oil and gas industry and partnership with Iranian companies.

On the meeting with SACE, Zamaninia said that the Italian insurer is interested to be the first institution providing financial and monetary and insurance coverage to Iran.

“We hope that SACE will be able to provide insurance coverage to oil and gas projects independently from government relations and negotiations with the Central Bank of Iran,” he said.

About the visit by the Norway Aker Solutions to Iran, he added, “This group is interested in presence in Iran’s oil and gas industry and is ready to transfer technology to Iranian companies.”

“It has advanced technologies and Iran welcomes their presence,” he said.