OCTOBER 23, 2015
Moscow - news agencies said Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, said on Friday that the company «Gazprom» for the production of gas controlled by the Russian government offered Iran a gas supply under a swap agreement and that the oil deals similar under study.
Intensified Moscow's efforts to strengthen political relations and economic with Tehran, and has increased its activities there, after an initial decision in July to lift international sanctions on Iran.
has not yet applied the lifting of sanctions, which were imposed on Iran over its nuclear program, including restrictions on oil exports.
said Novak said Iran usually transported gas to the northern regions south of the country, and will help the proposed swap transactions to reduce transportation costs.
The minister told Channel (Russia TV -24 official) «We can supply gas to northern Iran and to receive gas from the south (southern Iran) through swap deals in the form of liquefied natural gas or Moved gas through a pipeline.
»The« may be the conclusion of a similar swap on oil deals. That lowers the cost of transport », pointing out that the Iranian side's reaction to that idea was« positive ».
And looks forward Iran to restore its stake in the oil market after it lost as a result of international sanctions.
On the other hand Novak said that the total value of joint projects planned between Russia and Iran appreciates between 35-40 billion US dollars.
He explained that the two countries have set a list of projects of common interest, pointing out that the list includes average projects and long-term, will be signed between the two parties soon.
He Novak «The representatives of the Russian oil companies, visited Iran in the past few days , and made a presentation to the Minister of Iranian oil, about the opportunities available in the field of production and operation of oil, adding that Tehran wants to raise the volume of its oil production, and deliver it to the level it was before the international sanctions ».
The Russian minister said that among the projects, create a second for the Bushehr plant building nuclear power plant, valued at $ 11 billion, and projects run oil fields, and the power rail, and modernization of thermal power plants.
Novak revealed that the two countries in the process of establishing a joint bank, and that the Iranian delegation will visit Moscow in the next few months, to discuss about the bank's site, and working conditions in it, and its capital, and other administrative and topics related.
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