Iran begins gas pipeline to Syria

Iran has begun building a new $10billion gas pipeline connecting it to Syria, the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars reported today. The 225km pipe, the first phase of a bigger […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Iran has begun building a new $10billion gas pipeline connecting it to Syria, the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars reported today.

The 225km pipe, the first phase of a bigger 1,500km line, will take the country’s gas reserves to Iraq and Syria, a provincial official is reported as saying.

It will be completed by June 2013 with an investment of $3billion (£1.9bn).

Iran has the world’s second largest natural gas reserves after Russia, according to the US Energy Information Administration.