Iran, Oman set to resume gas talks

Oil&Gas Materials 25 August 2013 10:46 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.25/ Trend F.Karimov/

Iran and Oman are scheduled to resume talks in Tehran on Monday for exporting Iranian gas to Oman, developing offshore gas fields and expanding oil and gas trade.

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh will hold talks with his Omani counterpart Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy, the Mehr News Agency reported.

Iran and Oman 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, the official said.

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.