Iran plans Caspian export pipelines

Iran will shortly issue a tender for construction of a new oil export pipeline from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf.

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TEHRAN -- Iran will shortly issue a tender for construction of a new oil export pipeline from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf.

Deputy Oil Minister Nureddin Shahnazizadeh, speaking in Moscow, said that the 970-mi (1,561-km) pipeline would transport 1 MMb/d from the Iranian port of Neka on the southern Caspian coast to Jask in the Gulf of Oman.

According to Iran’s Petroenergy Information Network (Shana), the tender will be opened to international companies, including Russian contractors, with a targeted start-up in 2012.

Shahnazizadeh added that Iran’s five-year plan included another proposed pipeline scheme to transport gas from Turkmenistan to the Persian Gulf.

06/24/2009

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