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Policy & Regulation

Iran puts Asia first for gas exports – Zanganeh

Before a deal is reached on Iran’s nuclear programme, officials from Tehran are already planning how to restore the country to its role as global oil and gas exporter Before a deal is reached on Iran’s nuclear programme, officials from Tehran are already planning how to restore the country to its role as global oil and gas exporter.
By Joshua Posaner 8 May 2015 Middle East & Africa / Policy & Regulation 0 16057
Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh said Iran aims to return to its position as a key hydrocarbon exporter. (PA)

Iran may have begun discussions with Germany over possible future investment in its oil and gas sector, but Tehran is prioritising Asia over Europe as a destination for its gas exports – with talk of a pipeline between Iran and Europe relegated to the back burner.

Speaking at the Energy Security Summit 2015 in Berlin on Thursday – a spin-off of the annual Munich Security Conference – Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh said his country had played an active role in the global energy supply system...