Iran to pump gas into Peace pipeline in July

Oil&Gas Materials 1 March 2010 15:51 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, March 1 / Trend /

Construction of the Peace pipeline, passing through Iran, will be completed by July, İLNA reported.

Bandar Abbas-Iranshahar, the first phase of the pipeline, has already been completed and only Usluviyya -Bandar Abbas, the 35-kilometer second phase, is left to end the project, Alireza Garibi, Iranian Gas Development and Engineering Company executive director, said.

According to him, about $1.5billion has been invested in the construction of the pipeline. This pipeline will supply gas to towns and villages in the Sistan-Baluchestan and Hormuzgan provinces of Iran.

The pipeline's length is more than 90 kilometers and has diameter of 56 inches, he said. The pipeline begins from the Iranian city of Usluviyya and runs through the provinces of Bushehr and Hormuzgan to the province of Sistan-Baluchestan, which border Pakistan.

He said the pipeline has the potential to transport 110 million cubic meters of gas per day; 50 million cubic meters will be used in the country and 60 million cubic meters will be exported.

The cities of Zahidan, Chabahar, Zabul, Mirjava, Hush, Jireft, Kohnuch and Bandar Abbas, as well as their villages, will be supplied with gas through a 42-inch pipeline with length of 1,145 km.