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Iran Welcomes Talks on Gas Pipeline with Pakistan
  • Sunday 8/12/2018 Iran Welcomes Talks on Gas Pipeline with Pakistan
    The deputy minister of petroleum for international affairs said that Iran welcomes resumption of talks with Pakistan on the gas pipeline project...
    The deputy minister of petroleum for international affairs said that Iran welcomes resumption of talks with Pakistan on the gas pipeline project.
    Amir Hoseein Zamani-Nia added that Tehran-Islamabad ties have always been historic and brotherly and their religious and cultural bonds serve as the biggest backbone for the two governments’ friendly ties, especially in the field of economy, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    The Islamic Republic of Iran considers energy and gas a factor for promoting regional cooperation and solidarity with neighbors including Pakistan, he said.
    Iran welcomes keeping up negotiations on completion and commissioning of IP gas pipeline, he stressed.
IGAT-6 Gas Pipeline Fully Operational
  • Wednesday 7/4/2018 IGAT-6 Gas Pipeline Fully Operational
    Iran fully launched the sixth gas trunkline (IGAT-6) which will play a key role in the countrys gas exports to Iraq, managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said...

    Iran fully launched the sixth gas trunkline (IGAT-6) which will play a key role in the country's gas exports to Iraq, managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said.
    Hamidreza Araqi added a major section of the project was completed last calendar year (ended on March 20) and the final 100-kilometer section of the project is now fully constructed, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    The pipeline will play a key role in the country’s gas export to neighboring Iraq as well as sustainable gas supply in the west of the country, the official said.
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to officially inaugurate the project, Araqi said.

Natural Gas Strategic Lever for Iran to hold Intl Sway
  • Monday 7/2/2018 Natural Gas Strategic Lever for Iran to hold Intl Sway
    Iran must export its surplus gas output to Europe and other countries and exploit the item as a strategic lever to hold sway in the world, Iran’s deputy petroleum minister for international affairs and trading said...
    Iran must export its surplus gas output to Europe and other countries and exploit the item as a strategic lever to hold sway in the world, Iran’s deputy petroleum minister for international affairs and trading said.
    Amir Hossein Zamaninia further said that gas exports should be directed at safeguarding the strategic interests of the country, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    “In other words, if we can supply more gas than we consume domestically, the surplus volumes must be exported to Europe and other countries,” he noted.
    He described manpower as the greatest capital in the oil and gas industry of the country, adding, “We must be able to work globally since a country like Iran, with 100 years of history in the oil industry and possessing the world’s largest gas reserves, is expected to have made many strategic gains so far.”
Iran can be Reliable Energy Supplier for Pakistan
  • Monday 6/11/2018 Iran can be Reliable Energy Supplier for Pakistan
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country could be a reliable energy supplier for neighboring Pakistan...
    In a Saturday meeting with his Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the close cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad in various fields, saying, “Iran could be a reliable source for supplying energy to Pakistan,” Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    Stressing the need to strengthen banking interaction between the two neighbors, Rouhani voiced Iran’s readiness for joint investment with Pakistan in various fields.
Shourijeh Gas Storage Capacity to Reach 4.5 bcm
  • Wednesday 5/23/2018 Shourijeh Gas Storage Capacity to Reach 4.5 bcm
    Shourijeh natural gas storage facility is due to increase its capacity to 4.5 billion cubic meters from the current 2 bcm, managing director of Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company said...
    Shourijeh natural gas storage facility is due to increase its capacity to 4.5 billion cubic meters from the current 2 bcm, managing director of Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company said.
    “Storing sufficient volume of natural gas in the country is one of the strategies of the National Iranian Gas Company,” Hassan Montazer Torbati added, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    Torbati said that 5 spots were considered for construction of gas storage facilities across the country besides Sarajeh and Shourijeh gas storage facilities.
Iran gas exports to Iraq will increase
  • Tuesday 5/15/2018 Iran gas exports to Iraq will increase
    Iran will increase its natural gas exports to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, to 14 million cubic meters per day since June, one year after starting gas exports to the Iraqi city, director of international affairs of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said...
    Iran will increase its natural gas exports to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, to 14 million cubic meters per day since June, one year after starting gas exports to the Iraqi city, director of international affairs of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said.
    Behzad Babazadeh told that Iran began gas exports to Baghdad in June 2017 and the figure is to increase to 14 MMcm/d in the second year based on a deal reached by the two countries, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    “Based on the deal with Iraq, gas exports to Baghdad was projected to be 6 MMcm/d in the first year, 14 MMcm/d in the second year, and 30-35 MMcm/d in the third year” he added.
Gas Export Strategic for Iran
  • Sunday 5/13/2018 Gas Export Strategic for Iran
    Iran’s Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh said, gas export is an economic, political and security necessity for Iran, which generates energy and its exports brings the country income and employment...
    Iran’s Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh said, gas export is an economic, political and security necessity for Iran, which generates energy and its exports brings the country income and employment.
    Zangeneh said that besides gas export via pipeline to neighboring countries, LNG export is also among the policies of the ministry, given the fact that Iran holds the world’s largest natural gas reserves, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    However, he said exports would be considered only after supplying the domestic demand for the item as well as local petrochemical plants and steel industries.
NIGC plans 200 MMcm/d gas export by 2021
  • Saturday 5/12/2018 NIGC plans 200 MMcm/d gas export by 2021
    Managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said the company is planning to increase natural gas exports to 200 million cubic meters per day...
    Managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said the company is planning to increase natural gas exports to 200 million cubic meters per day.
    Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, 8 May, Hamidreza Araqi said neighboring countries are Iran’s priority for gas exports, adding construction of gas pipelines as well as sales of LNG are among NIGC’s considerations for gas exports, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    He added gas exports to Baghdad had started at approximately 7 million cubic meters per day and would eventually reach up to 35 million cubic meters per day, adding gas export to Basra will start as soon as possible.
    Araqi further added, Iran can play an important role in international gas trade, given the fact that the country holds the world’s largest natural gas reserves.
Minister stresses Iran’s key role in intl energy market
  • Monday 5/7/2018 Minister stresses Iran’s key role in intl energy market
    Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zanganeh underlined Iran’s strategic role in world oil and gas markets...
    Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zanganeh underlined Iran’s strategic role in world oil and gas markets.
    Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 23rd Iran International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition (Iran Oil Show-2018) at Tehran International Permanent Fairground on Sunday morning, Zanganeh said Iran cannot be ignored in world energy market, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
     “Now, 99 percent of urban households and 82 percent of rural households is connected to the gas network”, he added.
    According to Zanganeh, in past four years, 11,500 villages and 107 towns have joined the country’s gas network.
    More than 4000 Iranian and foreign companies from 38 countries are showcasing their latest achievements in Iran Oil Show which will continue until 9 May.
Iran oil show kicks off in Tehran
  • Sunday 5/6/2018 Iran oil show kicks off in Tehran
    The 23rd Iran International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition (Iran Oil Show-2018) opened on Sunday at Tehran Permanent International Fairground...
    The 23rd Iran International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition (Iran Oil Show-2018) opened on Sunday at Tehran Permanent International Fairground.
    According to the report of the public relations of the National Iranian gas Company (NIGC), the oil show 2018 opens here with the presence of Iranian minister of petroleum, Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia and Minister of Economy, a number of parliament’s member, ambassadors, representatives from foreign countries and oil officials.
    More than 4000 Iranian and foreign companies from 38 countries are showcasing their latest achievements in Iran Oil Show which will continue until 9 May.
    It’s worth mentioning that, Iran Oil Show is a good participation for those involved in oil and gas activities across the world to exchange information, interact with each other, and transfer their experiences and at the same time to display their latest achievements.
Basra Ready to Receive Iran Gas
  • Saturday 5/5/2018 Basra Ready to Receive Iran Gas
    Iran’s deputy petroleum minister in gas affairs announced the Iraqi city of Basra has announced its readiness to import gas from Iran, adding the flow will begin once Iraq pays for it...
    Iran’s deputy petroleum minister in gas affairs announced the Iraqi city of Basra has announced its readiness to import gas from Iran, adding the flow will begin once Iraq pays for it.
    Hamidreza Araqi, who is also managing director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), said the second phase of Iran’s gas export to Iraq is under way and Basra has indicated its readiness to receive gas from Iran, "but no gas has so far been sent to Basra."
    The official said Iran’s gas flow to the city would start once Baghdad makes payments for the gas, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    “Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has the final say in this regard and they are currently trying to sort out their financial and budget issues for importing gas from Iran,” he said.
    “One of the reasons for the delay in exporting gas from Iran to Basra was the gas pipelines in the Basra territory that were not ready, but the lines are ready now,” he said.
    He pointed to the readiness of gas metering systems in Basra pipelines, saying Iran’s gas exports to Basra will begin at a formal ceremony.
NIGTC Capacity to reach 830 MMcm/d
  • Saturday 5/5/2018 NIGTC Capacity to reach 830 MMcm/d
    The National Iranian Gas Transmission Company (NIGTC) has planned to increase its capacity to 830 million cubic meters per day by March 2019, the company’s CEO says...
    The National Iranian Gas Transmission Company (NIGTC) has planned to increase its capacity to 830 million cubic meters per day by March 2019, the company’s CEO says.
    Saeid Tavakoli added the company’s transmission capacity was around 800 MMcm last calendar year which ended on March 20, adding the figure is expected to grow at least 6% this calendar year to 830 MMcm/d, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    Tavakoli also said that plans are under way to add 600 kilometers to the company’s pipelines by the end of the 12th administration (in 2021), adding construction of the pipelines will be carried out under BOT contracts.
Iran to Host 16th International Gas Research Conference in 2020
  • Tuesday 5/1/2018 Iran to Host 16th International Gas Research Conference in 2020
    On the closing ceremony of ‘15th International Gas Union Research Conference (IGRC Rio 2017)’ held on 26th of May 2017 in Brazil, National Iranian Gas Co. (NIGC) was announced to host the 16th IGRC Conference in Iran...
    On the closing ceremony of ‘15th International Gas Union Research Conference (IGRC Rio 2017)’ held on 26th of May 2017 in Brazil, National Iranian Gas Co. (NIGC) was announced to host the 16th IGRC Conference in Iran.
    In this regard, the third meeting of the Steering Committee on the hosting of the conference was held with the participation of the chairman of the National Organizing Committee and other members and delegates in April 2018 through Internet communication with the International Gas Union Directors.
    According to the report of the public relations of the NIGC, topics such as choosing a PCO (Professional Conference Organiser) for holding IGRC 2020, the time of conference, examining the risks, and holding the technology market were discussed in the meeting.
    It’s worth mentioning that, the theme of the IGRC2020 conference is “gas innovation: powering a sustainable future”.
    New technologies in production, processing, transmission, distribution and consumption of natural gas in the form of scientific research papers will be presented.
    The International Gas Union Research Conference (IGRC) is the globally most recognized gas research conference and attracts gas company executives, researchers and others from all over the world which held every three years in different countries under the auspices of International Gas Union (IGU).
    The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931. IGU has 90 Charter members, 12 Premium Associate Members and 60 Associate members in 90 countries.
Gas Exports can be Vital in Ensuring National Security
  • Monday 4/9/2018 Gas Exports can be Vital in Ensuring National Security
    An Iranian gas official says boosting the country’s gas exports to neighboring states can increase Iran’s national security...
    According to the report of the public relations of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), NIGC’s gas distribution director Saeid Momeni said Iran has planned an 8% rise in gas exports by the end of the 6th development plan to 2022.
    He said Iran is currently exporting 46 million cubic meters of gas per day to neighboring countries including Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Iran can be Pakistan’s Reliable Energy Supplier
  • Sunday 3/18/2018 Iran can be Pakistan’s Reliable Energy Supplier
    Iranian Minister of Foreign Affair Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran can be a reliable supplier of Pakistan’s energy needs...
    Addressing the Iran-Pakistan trade meeting in Karachi on the third day of his trip to Pakistan on Tuesday, he said Iranian officials have always viewed Pakistan not just as a neighbor, but have an emotional inclination towards it, adding Iran will never allow Pakistani interests to be compromised, and “we are confident that Pakistan has exercises a similar approach towards Iran.”
    Referring to the 70-year-old friendship between Iran and Pakistan, he said: “Regardless of political relations between governments, the people of the two countries have always loved each other,” Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    Zarif said that “we are trying to expand the economic relations between the two countries for the public and private sector businessmen,” saying, “we can cooperate with Pakistan in different sectors.”
    “Iran can be a reliable energy supplier for Pakistan,” he stressed.
    Referring to Iran’s investment of more than $2 billion to build its share of a gas pipeline to Pakistan, he said: “We hope that the Pakistani people will benefit from Iranian gas by completing the IP pipeline in Pakistan.”
Europe ready to discuss Iran’s joining SGC
  • Saturday 2/24/2018 Europe ready to discuss Iran’s joining SGC
    The EU is ready to discuss the possibility of connecting Iran to the Southern Gas Corridor...
    The EU is ready to discuss the possibility of connecting Iran to the Southern Gas Corridor.
    Europe wants rich countries in natural resources to join the Southern Gas Corridor, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said at a press conference following the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    According to him, all possible options have been considered: ‘We are ready to discuss the issue of Iran’s joining SGC with all partners of the project. This is important that the SGC connects Europe with rich countries in gas resources. We’ll be interested in involving new purchasers and suppliers. Within these meetings, negotiations have been conducted with Turkmenistan and Iran’.
Iran ready to export gas to neighboring countries
  • Sunday 2/18/2018 Iran ready to export gas to neighboring countries
    Iran is ready to start gas flow to its neighbors and boost exports to current customers, managing director of Iranian Gas Engineering and Developing Co. (IGEDC) Hassan Montazer Torbati said...
    Iran is ready to start gas flow to its neighbors and boost exports to current customers, managing director of Iranian Gas Engineering and Developing Co. (IGEDC) Hassan Montazer Torbati said.
    “Iran gas exporting to Baghdad from Naftshahr is consistently continuing and as announced earlier Iran is ready to export gas to Basra because the Iranian gas line is laid till Iranian border point of Shalamcheh awaiting the Iraqi side of the pipe,” Torbati added, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    He further added that the infrastructure of gas exports to Iraq is ready on the Iranian soil, adding: “By fully utilizing the sixth gas transmission trunkline, the amount of gas exports to Iraq from the west corridor will hit its maximum capacity.”
    He also voiced Iran’s readiness for increasing the amount of gas export to Armenia saying that the gas transmission network covers all the Iranian territory and we are ready to export gas to neighboring countries; in the north of the country, gas lines also have a capacity to increase exports to Armenia.
    “Gas export to Armenia is ceaselessly continuing and in exchange we receive electricity from Armenia. But the amount of gas exported to Armenia depends on the capacity of Armenian network,” said the Iranian gas official.
Iran holds one of world’s largest gas pipeline network
  • Wednesday 2/7/2018 Iran holds one of world’s largest gas pipeline network
    Managing director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hamidreza Araqi said Iran holds one of the largest gas pipeline networks in the world...
    Managing director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hamidreza Araqi said Iran holds one of the largest gas pipeline networks in the world.
    Addressing a press conference here in Tehran on Monday, the official said Iran produces 800 million cubic meters (MMcm/d) of natural gas per day and supplies it to 92% of the Iranian population.
    According to the report of the public relations of the NIGC, he also said that 98 percent of people in the urban areas and 76 percent in the rural regions in Iran enjoys natural gas at present.
    Araqi further put the country’s daily gas production at 800 MMcm and said the figure is planned to reach 1 billion cubic meters (bcm) based on the country’s Sixth Five-Year National Development Plan (2016-2021).
    The sixth plan has also envisaged the daily gas export of 200 MMcm, he added.
    He noted that the work on the sixth national gas pipeline with the length of 1000 kilometers is complete by 80-90 percent and the pipeline will be inaugurated in the next calendar year.
    Answering a question about NIGC’s gas export priorities, he said: “Supplying gas for domestic consumption in a safe and stable way is of higher significance to us, but we have the potential and capacity of exports.”
    He also touched on gas exports to Georgian, saying: "Georgia should receive gas from Armenia and Russia, and the gas we send to Armenia should turn into electricity and we will sell it to Georgia, whose procedure is under way and talks are being held in this regard."
    He said: “For gas export to Basra, we have been ready since the past two months and it is expected that the export will be commenced in the beginning of the next [Iranian calendar] year (late March) when the Iraqi side will be also ready.”
    Araqi added that Iran is planning to become an exporter of technical and engineering services in gas sector.
Gas Exports Guarantee Iran security
  • Wednesday 1/31/2018 Gas Exports Guarantee Iran security
    Signing of natural gas export agreements between Iran and its neighbors will intertwine security of the regional countries together and this is significant in preserving Iran’s security, managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), Hamidreza Araqi said...
    Signing of natural gas export agreements between Iran and its neighbors will intertwine security of the regional countries together and this is significant in preserving Iran’s security, managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), Hamidreza Araqi said.
    “Natural gas export is going to benefit both the recipient countries and Iran,” Araqi added, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    “Recipients of the Iranian natural gas can turn the wheels of their economies, while Iran can foster its development through selling the natural gas,” Araqi said.
    Elsewhere in the interview, the official said Iran’s gas export to Iraq’s city of Basra would begin with 7 million cubic meters per day and ultimately reach 25 MMcm/d.
Iran bent on boosting gas trade with Armenia
  • Monday 1/22/2018 Iran bent on boosting gas trade with Armenia
    Tehran is prepared to enhance its gas ties with neighboring Armenia, managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), Hamidreza Araqi said...
    Tehran is prepared to enhance its gas ties with neighboring Armenia, managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), Hamidreza Araqi said.
    Araqi further said that besides a goods-for-gas deal between Iran and Armenia, Tehran is prepared to bolster gas exports to Yerevan, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    Based on the deal, he pointed out, Iran receives 3 kilowatt hours of electricity from Armenia for every one million cubic meters of natural gas.
    Iran and Armenia signed a gas and power barter deal in 2004 for a period of 20 years.
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