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Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Five - 31 May 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Five - 31 May 2023 - Page 6

Iran to sign contract on Turkmen gas imports soon: Minister

Tehran will sign a contract with Ashgabat to purchase natural gas; according to the contract the daily import of 10 million cubic meters of gas from Turkmenistan will begin this month, said Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji on Tuesday.
Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting with Chairman of the People’s Council of the National Assembly of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Owji said that with the beginning of the current administration, the gas swap volume has been doubled, ISNA reported.
Meanwhile, the Iranian energy minister said on the same day that the current 500-megawatt capacity of electricity swap between Iran and Turkmenistan will double to 1,000 MW after the inauguration of a new transmission line.
Ali Akbar Mehrabian made the remarks in a meeting with a visiting delegation from Turkmenistan, which accompanying Berdimuhamedov on his Tehran visit.
“Good negotiations took place between Iran and Turkmenistan within the framework of the visit of the top Turkmen official in the field of water and electricity,” Mehrabian noted.


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