Expanding gas export via pipelines is not on the agenda for now but export of liquefied natural gas should be a distinct priority. a former secretary general of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum said.
“Extending gas pipelines from the southern port of Asalouyeh in the Persian Gulf in Bushehr Province to neighboring states has always been marred by political issues (sanctions and wars) and. in optimistic terms. may work only for a short term.“ Mohammad Hossein Adeli was quoted as saying by ILNA.
Instead LNG can be exported easier and more flexibly as it has bigger international markets. he said.
“If we had LNG. we could export it not only to Pakistan but also to Europe.“ he said. adding that unlike piped gas the future for LNG export is promising.