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One third of Iranian gas exports to Oman to be converted to LNG

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Alireza Kameli, the Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC), has stated that approximately one third of Iranian gas exports to Oman will be converted to LNG.

Kameli said: “Iran has undertaken to pump 28 million m3/d of gas to Oman and it is likely that about 25 – 30% will be allocated to LNG.

“Iran is planned to use the vacant LNG producing capacity of Oman to export its natural gas and pay the conversion fees.”

Bijan Zangeneh, the Petroleum Minister, said that negotiations regarding how to use Oman’s LNG capacity will begin in the next 10 days.

Zangeneh said: “The visit, which lasted a few hours, was made upon the invitation of the Omani minister of oil and gas, Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi. Gas export, using vacant LNG capacity, and oil market were the main issues discussed during the meeting.”

The pipeline will carry approximately 28 million m3/d (1 billion ft3/d) of gas, which is approximately 10 billion m3/yr of gas.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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