Swap supplies of turkmen gas started through Iran to Azerbaijan

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Swap supplies of turkmen gas started through Iran to Azerbaijan

An agreement about supplies of Turkmen gas through Iran to Azerbaijan entered in January, signed up on 15th summit of the Economic Cooperation and Development (ECO) partnership in Ashgabat. Informs the publication “Turkmenistan: Golden Age” with a link to the Ministry of Petroleum of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Within an agreement framework from Turkmenistan through Iran to Azerbaijan will be sent from 1,5 to 2 cubic billions of gas daily.

A trilateral swap operation between Turkmenistan, Iran and Azerbaijan began on January 1, 2022, precise the press service of the Iranian Petroleum Ministry.

Within the framework of SWAP contract, Iran, by supplying Turkmen natural gas to Azerbaijan, will be able to meet the gas needs of its 5 northern provinces.

Iranian Petroleum Minister Javad Oji said:

"The signing of this agreement has taken a step forward in energy relations between the two countries, and this agreement will help provide sustainable winter fuel for Khorasan Razavi province, North and South Khorasan, and Golestan and Semnan provinces."

Having large deposits of natural gas in the south, Iran has been importing gas from Turkmenistan since the late 1990 to provide its northern provinces with fuel in winter, notes the source.

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