Top officials of state-owned National Iranian Gas Exports Co met with representatives of international energy firms Shell, Total and Korea Gas Corporation for talks on progressing plans for piping Iranian gas to the Sultanate. Also in attendance at the meeting, which took place in Tehran over the weekend, were representatives from Oman’s Ministry of Oil & Gas, according to reports in Iranian media.
In 2013, Tehran and Muscat agreed on a 15-year plan for Iranian gas exports via a subsea pipeline. The pipeline, estimated to cost around $1.5 billion, will have the capacity to transport 1 billion cubic feet/day of Iranian natural gas to Oman.
Provisional plans being debated by Iran envisage the construction of a 200 km onshore pipeline from Rudan to Kooh Mobarak in the southern Hormozgan province on the Arabian Gulf.
Source: Oman Daily Observer