Iran Daily Gas Export to Iraq Hits 32m bcm
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
TEHRAN – National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Dispatching Director Mehdi Jamshidi Dana says although export of gas to Turkey has not resumed yet but Iran is currently exporting 32m cubic meters of gas per day to Iraq.
Speaking to IRNA, Jamshidi Dana said the gas line to Turkey has not been repaired yet and consequently Turkey has not mentioned any date for resumption of gas export.
He added that the gas pipeline between Iran and Turkey exploded on April 1 and if Turkey tries to repair it by its own it will take two and half a months.
The pipeline, which carries around 10 billion cubic meters of Iranian gas to Turkey annually, frequently came under attack by Kurdish militants since 1990s and up until 2013, when a ceasefire was established.
He noted that for this reason, resumption of gas exports to Turkey may happen in June.
Jamshidi Dana also said currently Iran’s daily gas export to Iraq is 32m cbm, adding that some 190m cbm of gas is also delivered to the domestic power stations.
He concluded that since it is getting warmer, the gas consumption by households has decreased and the daily gas consumption in the country has dropped to 250m cbm.