Exports of Iranian gas to key buyer Turkey have halted following a leak on Iran’s IGAT 9 pipeline at Bazargan, state-owned Shana news agency reported 20 January. Shana quotes a National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) official saying the leak has been repaired, but that a separate problem with a Turkish booster station is preventing flows.
Iran was Turkey’s second largest gas supplier behind Russia for the first ten months of 2021, providing 8.1bcm. This would already by the highest full-year figure since 2017’s 9.25bcm. Iran’s Turkey gas supply contract expires at end-2025. Iran’s Petroleum Minister Javad Owji says discussions over an extension have begun. (CONTINUED - 105 WORDS)