Azerbaijan, Baku, December 7 /Trend E.Ismailov/
SOCAR will provide Iran with 320 million cubic meters of gas to meet the needs of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic by late 2011, a source in SOCAR told Trend today.
About 290 million cubic meters of gas have been supplied since early 2011 to meet the needs of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, he said.
"But this figure will reach 320 million cubic meters by late 2011," a source said.
Azerbaijan and Iran are connected with the 1,474.5 kilometer-long Gazi Magomed Astara Bind Biand gas pipeline. This route is a branch of the Gazakh-Astara-Iran pipeline commissioned in 1971. Its capacity has dropped from its previous 10 billion cubic meters a year. Three compressor stations, Gazi-Magomed, Agdash and Gazakh, were built. The diameter of the pipeline is 1,200 millimeters.