Studies on an undersea pipeline to transfer 20 million cu m per day of Iranian gas to Oman for a period of 25 years will be completed in six months, a report said.
An Iranian delegation will visit Oman soon to discuss the gas price and other issues related to the $60-billion deal.
“Expert and commercial studies of the pipeline for export of Iranian gas to Oman are being carried out and will be completed in the next six months,” said Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Oman’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
“Given the favourable relations between the two countries, Oman is interested in Iranian gas and is okay with all the details of the plan,” he added.
According to a 2013 agreement, Iranian gas will be piped through Oman to world markets, he explained.