Russian Natural Gas Can Be Delivered To Iran Via Azerbaijan


By Maksim Tsurkov

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan doesn’t rule out the possibility of transporting Russian gas to Iran through Azerbaijan, SOCAR’s president Rovnag Abdullayev told reporters Oct.30.

He was commenting on the information about the gas supply by Russia’s Gazprom company to Iran.

Azerbaijani gas pipelines can well be involved in these operations, according to Abdullayev.

“We haven’t received such a proposal and if the route is advantageous, it shouldn’t be ruled out,” he added.

Earlier, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Russia and Iran are agreeing on swap gas supply. He noted that Russia could deliver gas to Iran’s north and receive the same volumes of gas (as liquefied natural gas or pipeline gas) from Iran’s south through the swap transactions.

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