Turkish delays in fixing damaged gas pipeline unacceptable: NIGC

Financial Tribune – The National Iranian Gas Company has officially notified Turkey’s Botas, the gas importing company, about its lack of cooperation regarding resumption of natural gas import from Iran that was interrupted 60 days ago, the NIGC chief said.

“Turkey’s inordinate delay and reluctance in repairing the ruptured gas pipeline (for import) is unacceptable legally and ethically. NIGC may take lawful action if necessary,” Hassan Montazer Torbati was quoted as saying by ILNA.

The flow of Iranian natural gas to Turkey was disrupted two months ago due to a pipeline explosion. It was the tenth such incident since 2001.