MOSCOW, 14 Oct – PRIME. Gas within the framework of swap deliveries from Russia to Iran can go to Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan and other countries, the potential volume of supplies only through the north of Iran is about 50 million cubic meters of gas per day, Deputy Oil Minister of Iran said in an interview with RIA Novosti Ahmad Asadzade.
“Negotiations have taken place, the parties have exchanged agreements, there are only some problems related to the implementation, which will soon be resolved, and, I hope, we will be able to receive gas from Russia through the northern part of our country. Then this gas can be sent in swap supplies to other countries in the region, for example, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Iraq, and can also go to the south of Iran for export to the Persian Gulf countries that need gas, and to the east of the country – to countries such as Pakistan and others,” Asadzadeh said.
He noted that in this area, Iran can offer various models of work with the Russian Federation – swap, trade or transit.
“We are striving for this to happen as soon as possible. At the moment, the potential volume that we can receive through the northern borders of our country alone is about 50 million cubic meters of gas per day,” the Deputy Oil Minister of Iran emphasized.
According to him, taking into account the current situation in the world, Iran appears to Russia as a country that has great transit opportunities and excellent geopolitical positions in the region of the Middle East. If the Russian Federation and Iran reach an agreement on supplies in the oil and gas sector, then this, according to Asadzadeh, will be a profitable deal for both sides.
As Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak stated, Russia and Iran are working on swap supplies of oil and gas, and are already working out routes and implementation mechanisms for this.