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Study contract signed for LNG pipeline from Iran to Oman

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In 2013, Iran agreed to export 28 million m3 of LNG to Oman through an underwater pipeline for a period of 15 years. Recently, Alireza Kameli, the Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Export Co. (NIGEC), announced that Iran and Oman have signed contracts with consultancy firms in order to study the construction of the LNG pipeline.

The LNG pipeline project has both onshore and offshore sections, and so the study has been divided amongst the appropriate bodies. The onshore study was carried out by Pars Consulting Engineers (PCE), whereas the study of the offshore section was carried out by the Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Co. (IOEC).

The offshore study suggests a 200 km LNG pipeline, which will stretch from Kuh-e Mubarak, Iran to Sohar port, Oman. The onshore section will go from the Rudan region of Iran to Mobark Mount in the southern Hormozgan Province, and will also be 200 km long. The latter is expected to be completed by early 2016.

Edited from various sources by David Rowlands

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