NIGC Importing Gas from Turkmenistan: Official

NIGC Importing Gas from Turkmenistan: Official

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The dispatching head of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) put the current gas volume imported from Turkmenistan into the country at 7.5 million cubic meters (mcm).

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Saeed Aghli stated that 93 percent of the fuel used in the power plants in the country has been supplied by the National Iranian Gas Company for generating electricity.

Presently, repair and maintenance services of refineries are either underway or completed in order to forward the gas to the farthermost regions of the country in the cold season of the year, he further said.

The country is home to more than 39,000 km of gas transmission network and also 400,000 km of electricity distribution grid, he added.

In response to a question on importing gas from Turkmenistan, the manager stated that Iran is importing gas from Turkmenistan and has so far imported 10 million cubic meters of gas from this country.

He put the volume of gas imported from Turkmenistan to Iran at 7.5 million cubic meters.

Regarding the latest situation of gas swap deal with Turkmenistan, the official noted that gas swap will be made according to the request of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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