Dec 4, 2017, 6:13 PM
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Iraq needs Iran's help to develop gas infrastructures: Official

Tehran, Dec 4, IRNA – Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister for gas affairs Hamid Younis said on Monday that his country needs Iran's help to develop gas infrastructures.

Following his meeting with Iran's Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh here on Monday morning, Younis said Iraq has vast programs to develop gas infrastructures like creating gas distribution networks for industrial, housing complexes and gas-fueled vehicles.

He said that Iran has valuable experiences in the sector of gas and Iraq needs their help to fulfill its goals in this concern.

Younis said that Iraq is to use Iranian contractor's experiences both in the fields of investment and in the sector of joint venture projects to develop gas industry.

Mutual cooperation between the two countries will continue under signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) last year, Younis said.

Iran and Iraq Petroleum Ministers Bijan Zangeneh and Jabbar al-Luaibi signed two MoUs on cooperation in March 2017.

The first MoU was about development of two small common oilfields of Parviz named 'Neft Khaneh Jonoubi' and Khorramshahr (Sandbud) and the second one was on other cooperation in oil industry like construction of pipelines to export crude oil and its products between the two countries, providing equipment, gas export and renovation of Iraq oil refineries and training manpower.

Gas export to Iraq has been started recently and 7 to 15 million cubic meters gas is exported to Iraq daily.

Another plan to export gas to south of Iraq (Basra) is on the agenda to be implemented soon.

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