Iran in talks about gas pipeline to India

Proposed energy pipelines from the Gulf to India
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National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) managing director Alireza Kameli said Iran is negotiating about a subsea pipeline delivering gas to India.

“The $4.5-billion pipeline is set to pump 31.1 million cubic metres a day of Iran’s gas to India’s western Gurjarat port,” Kameli was quoted saying to reporters on the sidelines of the 5th World Energy Policy Summit in New Delhi.

He said the talks are underway with the South Asia Gas Enterprise (SAGE) which has the expertise in laying deepwater gas pipelines.

“The construction of the Iran-India pipeline will be completed in two years after signing the contract,” he was quoted as saying by Irna newsagency.

The 1,400-kilometre-long project is reported to involving a spur to Ras al-Jifan on the coast of Oman near Duqm.