Iran to further gas imports from Turkmenistan: official

09:24, June 18, 2010      

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Iran plans to increase its gas imports from neighboring Turkmenistan by January next year, the local satellite Press TV reported Thursday.

After implementing the new gas pipeline projects, gas imports from Turkmenistan will increase up to the level of 40 million cubic meters per day, Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Javad Ouji was quoted as saying.

Iran currently imports a total of 25 million cubic meters of gas per day from Turkmenistan.

Turkmenistan normally supplies 5 percent of Iran's gas demand annually. The Islamic Republic distributes Turkmen gas in its northeastern region, which is distant from its southern gas-rich area.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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