Sunday, November 28, 2010

Iran, Turkmenistan inaugurate second phase of gas pipeline

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov have inaugurated the second phase of a 1.2-billion dollar pipeline transferring Turkmenistan's natural gas into Iran at the northeastern Iranian city of Sarakhs, on the border with Turkmenistan.

The new 48-inch pipeline more than doubles Turkmenistan's annual gas exports to Iran, expected to reach 20 billion cubic meters.

Sarakhs, Sunday 28 November 2010.

Photo: IRNA (replacing an earlier file photo from Press TV)


Anonymous said...

I thought we had much natural gas??? Why do we have to import???

Anonymous said...

what a silly question....

One imports cheap Gas from around the corner for a certain region, and saves billions in piping it

On the other hands ones own Gas can be exported at a better price.. located on the other side of Iran....

There are too many issues involved, and I am sure you know that too but the having have to critcise everything and everyone ..

well what can i say...why bother and explain for the 1000th time

Dariush London

Bahman said...

How ironic, we are buying gas that belongs to us.

Anonymous said...

This makes good economic sense and strategic thinking in linking regional economies. Also good for Iran's sustainable preservation of natural resources.