Iran making pipeline strides

3 Aug 2017   Iran

Iran is becoming less dependent on its neighbors for natural gas with the launch of a pipeline to the northern provinces, the government said. Iranian Energy Minister Bijan Zangeneh was on hand for a ceremony for the launch of the Damghan-Neka natural gas pipeline for the customers in the isolated north of the country, the energy ministry’s news website SHANA reported. “Construction of the project began 10 years ago but gained much momentum after Turkmenistan reneged on its promise to supply gas to Iran last winter demanding extra charges for its gas to Iran,” the report read. “The much-awaited gas pipeline is going to guarantee the steady supply of natural gas to the regions […]

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