Iran and Syria agree to build a gas pipeline through Iraq

The National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) has announced that Iran and Syria have signed an accord to build a gas pipeline for transferring Iranian gas supplies to Iraq, Syria and […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) has announced that Iran and Syria have signed an accord to build a gas pipeline for transferring Iranian gas supplies to Iraq, Syria and the Mediterranean Sea.

Managing director of NIGC Javad Owji told Iranian news service Shana: “Under the new deal between the two countries, a gas pipeline will transfer Iran’s gas to Iraq and Syrian territories feeding their power plants and next through southern Lebanon will extend to the Mediterranean Sea and Europe.”

The value of the new pipeline for transport of gas to Europe via Iraq and Syria will vary between 2 to 2.5 billion dollars. The pipeline could eventually join the Arab Gas Pipeline running from Egypt to Syria that is being linked to Turkey.