According to the report, Managing Director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hamidreza Araghi announced that Afghanistan has voiced willingness to import gas from Iran.
On the sideline of the 22nd International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition, the two countries’ energy officials have held talks on export of Iran’s natural gas and gas affiliate to Afghanistan, but it has not been finalized yet.
Araqi, meantime, pointed to Iran’s gas exports to Iraq, and said, “The financial problems are currently being resolved.”
According to the report of the public relations of the NIGC, he went on to say that a meeting was held to discuss the issue and it was agreed that Iran’s gas export to Iraq will start after the opening of the letter of credit (L/C).
“Iran has the capacity of exporting 50 million cubic meters of gas per day to the Iraqi cities, including Baghdad and Basra,” the deputy oil minister noted.
Deputy oil minister went on to highlight that, in the gas sector, Iran had made a leap forward from self-sufficiency to self-reliance.
Araqi added that 90 percent of power plants of the country currently use natural gas as the consumption volume of distillate fuel has fallen from 47% in 2013 to less than 10 percent now.