Oman, Iran hold fresh gas talks

TEHRAN, Jul. 29 (MNA) – The Islamic Republic of Iran and Oman have launched a new round of talks for finalizing the operations of transporting South Pars sour gas to Oman's Sohar port.

"An Iranian consulting company has been chosen for studying the construction of the pipeline, which is expected to transfer Iran's natural gas to Oman,” the MD of the National Iranian Gas Export Company Ali Reza Kameli explained.

He added that the pipeline project will be implemented in two phases, adding that “the onshore part of the project will run for about 200 km from Rudan region to Kuh Mobarak [both in Iran], while the undersea part, will travel for almost another 200 km to connect Kuh Mobarak to Oman’s Sohar port.”

According to the project schedule, the engineering studies on the onshore and offshore phases will be carried out simultaneously in order to prevent any disruption during its implementation, he noted.

In 2013, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and his Omani counterpart Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) to finalize the gas contract between the two sides.

According to the agreement the Islamic Republic will supply the Persian Gulf state with 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas per annum.

The gas will be pumped through a pipeline that will run all the way from the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan to Oman's Sohar port where it will join the country’s domestic natural gas network.

 

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