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Russia to build pipeline to supply Iranian natural gas to India

Staff Writer |
Moscow and Tehran are about to sign a memorandum of understanding to back a new gas pipeline project.

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Thi sis according to Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak.

The countries will build a 1,200-kilometer long pipeline from Iran to India with the Russian energy major Gazprom developing several Iranian deposits along the route of the future pipeline.

“The project will be implemented with the participation of Iranian, Pakistani and Indian firms,” said Novak.

The parties will work on the list of gas fields and prepare the necessary planning documentation. Construction is expected to start next year, according to the minister.

Novak didn’t disclose how much it will cost but said it will be significant, as the pipeline will include an underwater part that will pass through the Persian Gulf.

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