Iran has offered to transport Turkmen and Russian gas to consumers in any direction, including South Asia, the News Central Asia (NCA) news service reports.
In an exclusive conversation with NCA on the sidelines of the IRI Specialized Exhibition, held February 15-17 in Ashgabat, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of the Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company (IGEDC) Reza Novshadi said: “We officially recommended and offered to “Gazprom” and “Turkmengaz” – “Iran is ready to receive gas from Turkmenistan and Russia in the north and deliver it in the south to any country they want.”
Novshadi also added that the country is ready to supply gas to Pakistan. According to him, a pipeline with a capacity of 100 million cubic meters per day is already being built to the border. Nowshadi noted that Iran now has the capacity to transfer up to 100 mcmof gas per day, which is about 36.5 bcm of gas per year. IGEDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC).