16 February 2016 - 16:55
  • News Code: 255312
Iran Likely to Export 200 mcm Gas to Georgia: CEO

TEHRAN, Feb. 16 (Shana) – Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC) Alireza Kameli said Tehran and Tbilisi are negotiating a possible a deal over export of 200 million cubic meters of gas to the Caucasian nation.

Talking to reporters following the meeting of Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh and visiting Georgian Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze here on Tuesday, he said, “The Georgian public and private sectors are interested in buying gas from Iran.”

“The negotiations are underway,” he added, “We hope that based on the agreements reached so far, exporting gas to Georgia will be finalized.”

“It is expected that gas export will start early next year (starting March 21)” Kameli said.

He said the contract which will be initially valid for seven months will serve as the basis to study feasibility of exporting gas to Georgia for longer duration.

“Georgia has to obtain necessary licenses from Armenia for the transit of gas,” said the CEO.

“If it proves economical, mid- and long-term contracts will be signed with Georgia,” he added.

 

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