Iran Ready to Export Gas to Europe
Iran is ready to export gas to Europe via Austria, country’s President Hassan Rouhani said.
“Iran can be a secure energy center for Europe,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Austrian President Hans Fischer in New York, Iran’s oil ministry owned Shana News reported Wednesday.
According to Iranian energy officials, construction of Iran Gas Trunkline-9 (IGAT-9) will improve gas delivery in the west of the country and facilitate future gas exports to European countries.
Managing-Director of Iran Gas Engineering and Development Company, Ali-Reza Gharibi said the 1,800-kilometer pipeline is being stretched from Assaluyeh in southern Iran to western and northwestern provinces, reported Shana.
National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) plans to invest $8.5 billion in IGAT-9 to feed western provinces.
IGAT-9 (known as Europe Gas Export Line), 1,800 meters long, originates in east of Assaluyeh and passes by western provinces of Khuzestan, Ilam, Kurdistan and Azerbaijan and reaches to Turkey’s border.