Iran has set its sights on establishing itself as one of Europe’s main gas suppliers. But years of sanctions mean this is little more than a distant prospect. Already an importer, it is set to boost imports from Turkmenistan further.

Iran will increase imports of natural gas from Turkmenistan from next week, in an effort to boost supplies to the country’s northern regions ahead of the cold winter months, the head of the state-run National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) says. (CONTINUED - 1440 WORDS)