Ar­me­nian en­ergy del­e­ga­tion to hold gas talks in Iran

Iran Daily - - Domestic Economy -

An Ar­me­nian del­e­ga­tion is due in Tehran next week for ne­go­ti­a­tions on new prices and an in­crease of Iran’s gas ex­ports to Ar­me­nia.

Be­hzad Babazadeh, the di­rec­tor of in­ter­na­tional af­fairs of Na­tional Ira­nian Gas Com­pany (NIOC), said on Tues­day that the Yere­van ther­mal power plant has re­quested for more gas from Iran, pa­n­ar­me­ re­ported.

Not­ing that the contract be­tween NIGC and Yere­van ther­mal power plant pro­vides for the ex­change of Ira­nian gas with elec­tric­ity gen­er­ated by the other side, Babazadeh said that the Ar­me­nian side wants im­ported gas from Iran to be in­creased from 1 mcm to 1.6 mcm.

Ira­nian of­fi­cials say that the pipe­lines have the ca­pac­ity to pump more gas to Ar­me­nia and Iran has no prob­lem in in­creas­ing gas ex­ports as long as Yere­van can pay for it or sup­ply Iran with more elec­tric­ity.

Ar­me­nia be­gan im­port­ing gas from Iran in 2009.


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