Iran holds talks on gas supplies to eastern Mediterranean
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 2 / Trend A. Yusifzade /
Talks are underway between Iran, Iraq and Syria on the transportation of Iranian natural gas to the eastern Mediterranean, the National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC) quoted Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Jawad Ouji as saying today.
According to Ouji, delegations from Iran, Iraq and Syria have held regular talks to discuss gas transit to Syria and other countries in the Mediterranean Sea.
According to the NIGEC, National Iranian Gas Export Company official Asghar Sokhelipur said earlier that the Iraqi Oil Ministry has agreed to transport Iranian gas to Syria and other Mediterranean countries.
The countries agreed to create a working group to study the gas pipeline route.
"Iran and Syria are interested in the construction of a pipeline to transport gas to Syria via Iran and Iraq, and this pipeline will be extended to European countries across the Mediterranean Sea," Sokhelipur said.
According to BP, Iranian gas reserves hit 29.61 trillion cubic meters in late 2009.