Iran set for gas exports to Iraq

A 100-km pipeline envisaged to transport Iran’s natural gas to Iraqi border is being prepared for startup in the near future, managing director of Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company said.

Alireza Gharibi said the pipeline will be operational once the final tests are completed and will begin with the transport of 5 million cubic meters (MMcm) of Iranian natural gas., NIGC informed in a statement.

After the end of cleaning and calibration pigging, 100 kilometers (Iran’s section) of the pipeline will become operational,” he said.

He added that the pipeline, 48 inches in diameter, will be linked to Iran’s gas trunklines (IGATs) to deliver natural gas from Iran to Iraq.

Iran has agreed to export 25 million cubic meters (MMcm) a day of gas to Iraq, but the gas delivery will start at 5 MMcm per day.