Armenia Wants More Natural Gas Import from Iran

The managing director of Yerevan thermal power plant underlined Armenia`s interest in increasing electricity export to Iran and called for importing more natural gas from Iran.
Sassan Khachaturian said in a meeting with the Head of National Iranian Gas Exports Company (NIGEC) Ali Amirani that his country is ready to export more electricity to Iran in the summer. and called for more gas import from Iran in the cold months. IRNA reported.
Amirani said in the meeting that Iran is willing to expand collaboration in the gas sector with Armenia.
He hoped to sign a new contract with Armenia to start a multifaceted collaboration with Yerevan.
The two sides looked forward to building the third electricity transmission line as the grounds for gas trade multiplies.
They also agreed to hold the next meeting in Tehran to discuss technical issues and sign relevant agreements.
Based on an agreement. the third transmission line will be built by the end of 2018. The line will increase electricity transfer to Iran between 350 and 1.000 megawatts. The line will also make it possible for southern and central areas of Armenia to have better access to electricity.
The plan. which is worth $107 million. is part of the quadrilateral project between Iran. Armenia. Russia and Georgia.

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