Iran has started exporting natural gas to neighboring Iraq, director of the International Affairs Department at National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Behzad Babazadeh said.
According to the report of the public relations of the NIGC, he said Iran’s export of natural gas to Iraq’s capital Baghdad had started from the late hours of Wednesday, June 21.
Babazadeh added export of gas has begun with a volume of 7 million cubic meters/day and will reach 35 MMcm/d gradually.
Iran and Iraq have signed two agreements for gas supply to the two Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Basra.
Talks regarding gas export to Iraq began in 2010 and the two countries signed an agreement for gas supply to Baghdad in 2013.