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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.
Iran Ready to Implement Onshore Section of Gas Pipeline to Oman
  • Monday 1/15/2018 Iran Ready to Implement Onshore Section of Gas Pipeline to Oman
    Iran is ready to build the onshore section of gas pipeline project that would transfer natural gas from the Persian Gulf to Oman, managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), Hamidreza Araqi said...
    Iran is ready to build the onshore section of gas pipeline project that would transfer natural gas from the Persian Gulf to Oman, managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), Hamidreza Araqi said.
    “Based on negotiations between Tehran and Muscat, implementation of the onshore section of the gas pipeline has been entrusted to Iran, and we are ready to implement the section,” Araqi added, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
Basra Ready to Receive Iran Gas before March
  • Wednesday 1/10/2018 Basra Ready to Receive Iran Gas before March
    Iran’s natural gas export to the city of Basra in southern Iraq can take place in March, the managing director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said...
    Iran’s natural gas export to the city of Basra in southern Iraq can take place in March, the managing director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said.
    “Iraqi city of Basra has expressed readiness to import natural gas from Iran in two months … Shalamcheh border in the southwestern province of Khuzestan has been chosen as the gateway for gas export to Basra," Hamidreza Araqi said, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    According to the contract agreement, Iran will initially export 7 million cubic meters of gas to neighboring Iraq and will reach 35 MMcm/d gradually.
    Iran started gas flow to Baghdad in June but no gas has yet reached Basra.
Iran Ready to Export Gas Industry Savvy
  • Wednesday 1/10/2018 Iran Ready to Export Gas Industry Savvy
    Managing director of the Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company (IGEDC) said construction of gas pipelines has empowered the Iranian state and private sectors in such a way that the country is now ready to offer the related services in an international level...
    Managing director of the Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company (IGEDC) said construction of gas pipelines has empowered the Iranian state and private sectors in such a way that the country is now ready to offer the related services in an international level.
    Hassan Montazer Torbati, said Iran and Iraq enjoy expanded cooperation in the gas sector as the latter is a customer of Iranian natural gas, adding Iran is offering extended services to its neighbor in construction of gas transmission pipelines, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    He said during the last visit to Iran, an Iraqi delegation learned Iran’s achievements in the gas industry and held talks with senior officials of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) asking them to offer their experiences in the sector to Iraq.
    “Iraq wants to acquire the savvy and knowhow practiced and developed by Iranian companies in the gas industry by building gas transmission networks,” he added.
    Iran has three main pipeline producers that supply the country’s need for gas pipelines, he added, saying Iranians can also manufacture large turbo-compressors as well as many of the items and parts required in the industry.
Gas exports to Georgia still on Iran’s agenda
  • Sunday 1/7/2018 Gas exports to Georgia still on Iran’s agenda
    The contract for exporting Iran’s gas to Georgia has not been ruled out yet and once the agreements are finalized, the private sector can export Iran’s gas to Georgia through Armenian soil, managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said...
    The contract for exporting Iran’s gas to Georgia has not been ruled out yet and once the agreements are finalized, the private sector can export Iran’s gas to Georgia through Armenian soil, managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said.
    Hamidreza Araqi added that Iran’s geographical situation is so that it is possible for the country to export gas to many countries, including Georgia, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    Gas exports to Georgia requires fulfillment of different conditions, including the consent of Armenia, the official said, adding that the proper infrastructure and reasonable price are also among other factors needed for this goal.
    If Iran, Armenia and Georgia reach an agreement, the private sector has to buy gas from Iran and pay the swap cost to Iran and Armenia so that the gas can be exported to Georgia, Araqi said.
    He said that exports of Iranian gas to Georgia through Armenia is still on the agenda and if it is economical for the private sector, Iran’s gas exports to Georgia will be very probable.
    During his visit to Armenia last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani referred to the possibility of transferring Iran’s gas to Europe through Georgia and Black Sea, urging the need for further cooperation between the two countries for meeting energy needs of the region.
Iran to launch new gas projects
  • Saturday 1/6/2018 Iran to launch new gas projects
    Managing director of the Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company (IGEDC) said the company is launching new gas transmission projects across Iran to facilitate and expand the country’s international gas trade...
    Managing director of the Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company (IGEDC) said the company is launching new gas transmission projects across Iran to facilitate and expand the country’s international gas trade.
    Hassan Montazer Torbati said the infrastructure for completing the gas distribution network within Iranian territory has been established and the country is prepared to boost gas trade with international customers, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    “Given that Iran sits on the world’s largest proven gas reserves and has geographical proximity to major gas producers and consumers, the country can turn into a major hub for gas trade in the world,” the official added.
    He said the construction of Iran’s gas distribution network will be completed within the next 5 years, adding new trade arenas will be open to Iran once the project becomes operational.
    “If necessary we will be able to receive gas from countries such as Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Qatar and send it to Pakistan, Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey or even Europe,” he added.
Iran Needs $4b for Major LNG Project
  • Sunday 12/17/2017 Iran Needs $4b for Major LNG Project
    Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh said Iran will need an investment of 4 billion dollars for completion of Iran LNG project...
    Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh said Iran will need an investment of 4 billion dollars for completion of Iran LNG project.
    Zangeneh said cooperation of Iran and Russia, as the first and second holders of the largest gas reserves in the world, can be very determining in the global gas market, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    “We held useful talks with the managing director of the world’s largest producer and exporter of natural gas,” the official said.
    It’s worth mentioning that, the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Russia’s Gazprom have signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on gas cooperation in Tehran on Wednesday.
    The first agreement, described as a “gas collaboration roadmap”, was signed by NIOC Managing Director Ali Kardor and Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller.
    The second MoU, aimed at completing Iran’s liquefied natural gas project known as “Iran LNG”, was concluded by Ali Kardor, Alexei Miller and Nosrat Rahimi, the head of the board of directors at the Iran’s Oil Industry Pension Funds.
NIOC, Gazprom sign 2 Gas MoUs
  • Sunday 12/17/2017 NIOC, Gazprom sign 2 Gas MoUs
    The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Russia’s Gazprom have signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on gas cooperation in Tehran on Wednesday...
    The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Russia’s Gazprom have signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on gas cooperation in Tehran on Wednesday.
    The first agreement, described as a “gas collaboration roadmap”, was signed by NIOC Managing Director Ali Kardor and Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    The second MoU, aimed at completing Iran’s liquefied natural gas project known as “Iran LNG”, was concluded by Ali Kardor, Alexei Miller and Nosrat Rahimi, the head of the board of directors at the Iran’s Oil Industry Pension Funds.
IGAT-6 to launch soon
  • Saturday 12/16/2017 IGAT-6 to launch soon
    The construction of the Iran’s sixth gas trunkline (IGAT-6) will be completed soon to ensure gas supply to western regions of the country, managing director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said...
    The construction of the Iran’s sixth gas trunkline (IGAT-6) will be completed soon to ensure gas supply to western regions of the country, managing director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said.
    “IGAT-6 pipeline project is planned for completion in three weeks,” Hamidreza Araqi added, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    He said the 56-inch pipeline is 1200 km long and facilitates gas export to Iraq through Shalamche and Naftshahr.
    It’s worth mentioning that, the pipeline will have the capacity to transfer 110 million cubic meters of gas per day from South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf to southern and western regions.
GECF to release Global Gas Market Review 2017
  • Wednesday 12/13/2017 GECF to release Global Gas Market Review 2017
    The Gas Exporting Country Forum (GECF) secretariat will soon release the second global gas market review 2017...
    The Gas Exporting Country Forum (GECF) secretariat will soon release the second global gas market review 2017.
    The report will be unveiled at the body’s headquarters in Doha in the presence of GECF Secretary General Mohammad Hossein Adeli, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    The report reviews the macroeconomic situation in the world, the demand for all types of energy, especially natural gas, the state of its production and supply, gas trade and contracts in different regions of the world and gas in different regional markets.
    GECF released its gas market report last year.
    The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is an international governmental organization which provides the framework for exchanging experience and information among Member Countries.
    The Member countries of the Forum are: Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman and Peru have the status of Observer Members.
NIGC ready to offer gas experiences to Iraq, Afghanistan
  • Sunday 12/10/2017 NIGC ready to offer gas experiences to Iraq, Afghanistan
    Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hamidreza Araqi voiced his company’s readiness to transfer its gas experiences to neighboring countries like Afghanistan and Iraq...

    Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hamidreza Araqi voiced his company’s readiness to transfer its gas experiences to neighboring countries like Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Speaking in a meeting with visiting Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister Hamid Younis in Tehran on Tuesday, Araqi said Iran is ready to offer some of its capabilities in gas industry to neighboring countries like Iraq, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    He said Iran enjoys the largest natural gas reserves and the best operational standards in gas industry and it can share them with Iraq.
    Iran can also cooperate with Iraq in training, designing, execution, transfer pipelines, construction of networks and pressure booster stations, Araqi said.

Iraq needs Iran’s help to develop gas Infrastructure
  • Sunday 12/10/2017 Iraq needs Iran’s help to develop gas Infrastructure
    Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister for gas affairs Hamid Younis said his country needs Iran’s help to develop its gas infrastructure...
    Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister for gas affairs Hamid Younis said his country needs Iran’s help to develop its gas infrastructure.
    Following his meeting with Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh in Tehran on Monday morning, Younis added Iraq has vast programs to develop its gas infrastructures such as creating gas distribution networks for industrial, residential sectors and gas-fueled vehicles, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    He said that Iran has valuable experiences in the gas sector, adding Iraq needs Iran’s help to fulfill its goals in this concern.
    Younis said that Iraq intends to use Iranian contractors' experiences both in the fields of investments and in the sector of joint venture projects to develop its gas industry.
    Mutual cooperation between the two countries will continue under signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) last year, Younis said.
Iran calls for more foreign investment in gas sector
  • Tuesday 11/28/2017 Iran calls for more foreign investment in gas sector
    Vice-President Jahangiri said that Iran’s new Petroleum Contract (IPC) offers a good opportunity to foreign investors to make profitable deals in the country’s fast-growing gas sector...
    Vice-President Jahangiri said that Iran’s new Petroleum Contract (IPC) offers a good opportunity to foreign investors to make profitable deals in the country’s fast-growing gas sector.
    Iran’s first Vice-President Es’hagh Jahangiri addressed the fourth meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Bolivia on Nov. 24, during which he called on all foreign investors, national and international oil and gas companies, to participate in development projects of Iran’s massive gas resources that would in turn increase the GECF’s shares in production and trade of natural gas in the world, Fars News Agency reported.
     “Iran, as the largest natural gas reserves holder in the world, has a high capacity for natural gas production and exports, and enjoys further participation in supplying energy at the regional and global levels,” Jahangiri said.
    Jahangiri further maintained that the Iranian government is implementing programs to increase natural gas production, optimize consumption, increase energy efficiency and its share of nuclear energy in the national energy basket, which would lead to a reduction in domestic energy consumption, a further contribution to global energy supply, and an increase in natural gas exports.
    “Fortunately I can say that in recent years, despite the unilateral and unjust sanctions imposed by the US government against Iran, we have been able to significantly increase gas production by relying on the capabilities of domestic companies and indigenous technical knowledge,” he concluded.
VP highlights Iran’s role in setting gas export policies
  • Tuesday 11/28/2017 VP highlights Iran’s role in setting gas export policies
    Iran has an important position in determining policies on expanding gas exports and the global energy basket, said Iran’s first vice president...
    Iran has an important position in determining policies on expanding gas exports and the global energy basket, said Iran’s first vice president.
    Speaking to reporters upon arrival in Bolivia on late Thursday (local time), Es’haq Jahangiri further said that Iran holds the world’s largest gas reserves and is among the key players in Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), IRNA reported.
    Underlining the importance of guaranteeing supply, regulating prices and ensuring security of gas exports, he recalled, “Years ago in Tehran, gas exporting countries predicted the future of this source of energy and decided to create the GECF. Today, several years have elapsed [since the creation of the forum] and GECF has turned into an important center for making energy-related decisions.”
    He added among the fossil energy carriers, natural gas is the cleanest and most important whose role in the global energy basket is increasing.
    The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is an international governmental organization which provides the framework for exchanging experience and information among Member Countries. GECF is a gathering of the world’s leading gas producers and was set up as international governmental organization with the objective to increase the level of coordination and strengthen the collaboration among Member countries.
    The Member countries of the Forum are: Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman and Peru have the status of Observer Members.
Fourth GECF Gas Summit
  • Tuesday 11/28/2017 Fourth GECF Gas Summit
    The 4th Gas Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum convened in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on November 24, 2017...
    The 4th Gas Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum convened in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on November 24, 2017.
    Hosted by His Excellency, HE Evo Morales, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Summit was attended by Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela as well as Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman and Peru as Observers.
    The President of the Ministerial Meeting of the GECF His Excellency HE Alexander Novak, and Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation and Dr. S.M. Hossein Adeli, Secretary General of the Forum attended the Summit.
    The Heads of State and Government, and Heads of Delegations exchanged views on developments in the international gas markets.
    The outcome of the Summit was the Declaration of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The Summit affords GECF Member countries the opportunity to discuss at the highest level developments, trends, and policies on energy in general and gas in particular and also to reaffirm their continued support to the objectives of the Forum. Previous GECF Gas Summits were held in Qatar in 2011, Moscow in 2013 and in Iran in 2015.
    The Heads of State and Government and Heads of Delegations of the GECF Member countries extended their appreciation to His Excellency,  Evo Morales, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and to the People and High authorities of the city of Santa Cruz for their warm hospitality and excellent arrangements made for the Summit.
Iran continues gas exports to Iraq despite strong earthquake
  • Tuesday 11/14/2017 Iran continues gas exports to Iraq despite strong earthquake
    The spokesman for the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said despite the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, Iran continues exporting gas to the neighboring country...
    The spokesman for the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said despite the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, Iran continues exporting gas to the neighboring country.
    According to the report of the public relations of the NIGC, Majid Boujarzadeh added  despite the temblor that struck western Iran late Sunday, NIGC’s facilities in the region have remained intact and safe.
    He said that, therefore, gas exports to Iraq are continuing at a rate of 14 million cubic meters per day.
Nearly 2bcm of Gas injected to Storage Facilities in H1
  • Sunday 11/12/2017 Nearly 2bcm of Gas injected to Storage Facilities in H1
    Iran has stored nearly 2 billion cubic meters of natural gas in Shourijeh and Sarajeh gas facilities in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21, managing director of National Iranian Gas Transmission Company (NIGTC), Saeid Tavakoli said...
    Iran has stored nearly 2 billion cubic meters of natural gas in Shourijeh and Sarajeh gas facilities in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21, managing director of National Iranian Gas Transmission Company (NIGTC), Saeid Tavakoli said.
    The gas is being injected to the facilities for consumption during winter and enhancing production of the country’s oilfields, Iran’s SHANA news agency reported.
    In winter, NIGTC transfers 750 million cubic meters (MMcm/d) of gas per day across the country and withdraws 9 MMcm/d from Sarajeh during the cold snap.
    The Sarajeh facility can store up to one billion cubic meters of gas. This is while Shourijeh facility can store up to 2.5 bcm in it.
    Gas storage will continue until late November.
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