Iran ready to export gas to Oman
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.26 / Trend F.Karimov
Iran has announced readiness to export natural gas to Oman, the Mehr News Agency reported.
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh held talks with his Omani counterpart Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy in Tehran on Sunday.
The two sides reached preliminary agreements in this regard.
Iran and Oman are also scheduled to negotiate the developing joint offshore gas fields and expanding oil and gas trade.
The two countries signed a deal in 2009 to jointly develop an underwater 200-kilometer gas pipeline to Musandam and Sohar in Oman.
In 2011, a National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC) official said that Iran has reached agreements with India and Oman on exporting gas to the two countries.
One possible way to transfer Iranian gas to India is via Oman through subsea pipelines.
Based on a trilateral agreement among Iran, Oman and a third country, Iran's gas will feed Oman's liquefaction plant before being processed into various products in the third country.