Tehran, Ankara reach new agreement on gas export
The head of dispatching operations at the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), following the recent meeting between The National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) officials with Botas, Turkey's state oil and gas company, said on Sunday that Tehran and Ankara have reached a new agreement on gas export contract.

Mohammadreza Joulaei referring to the new agreement said that, according to it, all technical, operational and executive activities of gas export to Turkey, in the next 6 months will be done with the coordination of both sides, IRNA reported.

Accordingly, this coordination includes "operational and repairing plans, Cathodic protection - a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface by making it the cathode of an electrochemical cell-, and coating of lines between Iran and Turkey and renovation of Bazargan gas station and other matters related to gas export to Turkey", Joulaei added.

Iran has been supplying around 10 billion cubic meters of gas per year to Turkey under a 25-year agreement that was signed in 2001.

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