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12:46, 14 May 2018

Iran will not import gas from Turkmenistan in 2018-2019 heating season

AKIPRESS.COM - Iran will not import gas from Turkmenistan from Dec. 22 to March 21, 2019, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said during the meeting with Turkmenistan Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov, Iranian media report.

Iran will continue gas swap deal with Turkmenistan via Iranian territory, Mehr news agency reported Zanganeh as saying.

According to him, constructive talks were held between Iranian and Turkmen officials, based on which, it was decided that cooperation would be accelerated between Iran and Turkmenistan as emphasized by the presidents of the two countries.

During the talks, it was decided that the Turkmenistan gas swap project would continue through Iran to Azerbaijan.

Zanganeh added that “talks are underway for settling financial issues between the two countries on Iran’s gas debt to Turkmenistan.”

Zanganeh further refused to comment on the reason behind the abolition of €3 billion worth of contract in Kangan Petroleum Development Project which was supposed to be financed by the Korean side.

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