Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.6
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Iran will play a role in the European gas market no earlier than in five years, Behrooz Abdolvand, research director at Berlin Centre for Caspian Region Studies told Trend.
Iran will try to export more products of petrochemistry and not raw gas, according to the expert.
Abdolvand said Iran is not a concurrence for Russia, just an additional player.
"Russia is and will stay a provider for the European market," he said.
"As the production in Europe decreases, there are capacities being released, which allow Iran to start participating in this market. But not as a concurrence to Russia, just as an additional provider," the expert added.
The future market will get more liberal and Russia as well will diversify its export, according to Abdolvand.
"I think, because the security situation in Turkey is getting worse, transporting oil and gas per pipeline on this route would be a bad choice," he added.
Iran will start liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, according to the expert.
A number of illegal structures, as well as the 'Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front' (DHKP-C) terrorist organization have become active in Turkey in over the last month.
Moreover, a number of energy infrastructures, including the Kirkuk-Yumurtalik oil pipeline running through Turkey's Sirnak province and Iran-Turkey gas pipeline in the country's Agri province were attacked.
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