Oct 30, 2013, 6:27 PM
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Zanganeh: Iran plannig to export gas to Iraq, UAE, Oman

Tehran, Oct 29, IRNA – Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Wednesday that Iran plans to export gas to Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

He told reporters on the sidelines of the Gas Seminar that Iran will sign the second contract for gas exports to Iraq.

He said that that planning is underway to sign contract for gas exports to Oman and the UAE.

“For the time being, we are not hopeful for gas export to Pakistan, because the conditions set by the Pakistani government, has made export of Iranian gas to Pakistan unlikely,” he said.

As for development of Iranian gas fields, Zanganeh said no specific proposal has yet been offered on part of foreign companies for development of the fields in Iran. “We have started talks with certain foreign companies but it is still too early to enter into serious debate on cooperation on Iranian oil industry.”

On the upcoming meeting of the gas exporting countries, due to be held in Tehran on Saturday and Sunday, he said the meeting is regularly held in the member countries annually and that it aims to name the secretary-general for the gas exporting countries, hoping that Iran would win the post.

Zanganeh said that an exhibition on potentials of Iranian oil and gas industry will be set up on the sidelines of the meeting in presence of both domestic contractors and consultants.

He said that the exhibit will serve to introduce Iranian oil and gas executives and consultants for export of technical and engineering services.