Turkey resumes repairing Iran-Turkey gasline

SHANA — The director of dispatching at the National Iranian Gas Company announced the start of repairs to the Iran-Turkey gas pipeline in Turkey.

Speaking to Shana, Mehdi Jamshididana said: “Turkey has started repairing the pipelines importing gas from Iran on its soil and has announced that the repairs would take several weeks.”

He said due to the reduction of Turkey’s gas imports from Iran after the cold season and given the restrictions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, repairing operations were delayed by Turkey, which is why Iran’s gas exports to Turkey are still halted.

Natural gas exports from Iran to Turkey were halted early on March 31 after an explosion and fire at a pipeline just inside the Turkish border.