No disruption in Iran's gas supply to Turkey in winter
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 13
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Turkey and Armenia will not face any disruptions in gas supply from Iran during the coming winter.
Mohammad-Ali Emam, the managing director of Iranian Gas Transmission Company, stated that Iran's gas supply to Turkey and Armenia will not face any outages as new gas compressors have been installed in the Tabriz Refinery.
"Certainly, there will not be any outages in gas supply to Turkey unlike what occurred last year, if gas production is increased, and the produced gas is transmitted to the central parts of the country," Mehr news agency quoted him as saying on Nov. 13.
Iran increased its gas production by 20 billion cubic meters (bcm) during the last fiscal year, ended March 20, while six bcm of gas was additionally produced during the initial half of the current year.
Iran's total gas consumption stood at 202 bcm during the last fiscal year, of which 8.9 bcm and 350 million cubic meters (mcm) were exported to Turkey and Armenia.
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Emam remarked that the sustainability of gas transmission to Turkey and Armenia has increased after Iran installed a new gas pressure boost station in the Tabriz Refinery.
Earlier this month, Manouchehr Taheri, the director of the dispatching center of the National Iranian Gas Company, noted that Ankara had urged Tehran to increase its gas supplies to Turkey.
He added that Ankara had put forth the request for additional gas prior to the winter season.
During this period, Iran supplied 31 mcm per day of natural gas to Turkey.