Iran Opens New Gas Export Route to Oman

picture5.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran signed a deal to export gas to Oman that could open new export routes well beyond the neighboring Arab state.

Under the agreement signed early this week, the Iranian Oil Ministry website said Iran would export one billion cubic feet of gas to Oman.

Omani Commerce and Industry Minister Makboul Bin Ali Bin Sultan, who signed the deal with Iranian Oil Minister Gholam Hossein Nozari, said the main aim was to meet Omani needs.

“In future Oman needs a huge amount of gas, so we are negotiating with Iranian officials to buy gas from Iran. The joint cooperation project …. does not include just gas imports but also exploring, extraction and transfer by pipeline to Oman,” he was quoted as saying by Reuters.

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