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Iran, Turkmenistan launch new gas pipeline

Iran and Turkmenistan have launched a new gas pipeline to raise natural gas supplies to the Islamic Republic by 20 billion cubic meters (bcm) a year.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Turkmen counterpart Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov attended a ceremony to inaugurate the new 31-kilometer pipeline at the Dovletebad gas field in southeastern Turkmenistan.

Iran currently imports about 8 billion bcm a year from Turkmenistan via another pipeline.

"...launching the pipeline... will allow (Turkmenistan), along with existing facilities, to raise natural gas supplies to Iran to 20 billion cubic meters a year," the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"The gas pipeline that is being opened today will take our relations to a new level," Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday.

Iran uses Turkmen gas to supply its northern provinces and free up more o

Added: Jan-10-2010 Occurred On: Jan-10-2010
By: -suicidebomber-
Iran, Middle East
Tags: Turkmenistan, Iran, gas, pipeline
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