Iran to construct new gas export pipeline to Iraq
On latest construction status of Iran-Iraq gas export pipeline, Planning Director of the National Iranian Gas Company Hassan Montazer Torbati said phase one of the project has been accomplished and will be officially inaugurated in the week to come.
“Phase one of the pipeline comprises parts of 6th cross-country pipeline as well as the ones in Kermanshah province,” noted the official asserting “in addition to construction of the pipeline, a gas measurement terminal has been also build at the border with Iraq where Iranian gas has been already transferred to.”
He stressed that no barriers existed on the part of Iran for exports of natural gas to the neighboring country estimating that phase two of the pipeline will become operational in time with launch of gas exports to Iraq.
Montazer Torbati noted that construction of the second gas export pipeline to south Iraq had begun within a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contract. ■