“Iran negotiates for exportation of gas through Turkish companies to Europe”, said Hasan Muntazir Turbati, Deputy Minister of Petroleum of Iran, CEO of the National Iran Gas Company (NIGC), ONA’s Tehran bureau reports.
He stated that if the issue of exportation of the Iranian gas to Europe will be implemented the first country that will get Iranian gas will be Greece: “Exportation of gas to Europe is a very strict issue. There are necessary infrastructure and condition for that. However, political obstacles should be lifted”.
Iranian Deputy Minister stated that the issue has been discussed with several European countries, but positive outcome hasn’t been achieved yet: “Mainly private sector companies intend to buy Iranian gas in European countries. If this will happen, gas would be transported to Europe via Turkish route”.
H.Muntazir Turbati it was discussed with the Turkish companies.
He noted that favorable condition exists for transportation of Iranian gas through “Silkway”.