Feb 4 - Iranian minister of petroleum, Rostam Qasemi says gas delivery to Iraq will start as of next Iranian calendar year starting on March 21.
Speaking on the latest situation of Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline, the minister said a trilateral commission had been set up with satisfactory progress in technical issues.
Stating that Iran, Iraq and Syrian oil ministers will discuss the pipeline progress in a trilateral meeting, the official noted that construction of Iran-Iraq gas pipeline had progressed by 40 percent adding Iran’s gas will reach Baghdad next year.
Iran and Iraq have signed in last September an agreement over daily 25 m CM Iran’s gas export to the country. Iraq will use the Iranian gas for three of its power stations in southern Baghdad./-
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