Rouhani’s push to improve domestic pipeline access

Iran’s IGAT-7 pipeline is back on the agenda as the government works to bring gas to cities in the country’s southeast region Iran’s IGAT-7 pipeline is back on the agenda as the government works to bring gas to cities in the country’s southeast region.
By Verity Ratcliffe 9 June 2017 0 26292
Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani is making good on his promise to boost gas pipeline access. (PA)

Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani is making good on his promise to boost gas pipeline access for communities in remote parts of the country – a strategy that, given time, should also allow for increased exports.

Tehran has listed the IGAT-7 (Iran Gas Trunkline 7) gas pipeline, which stretches 907 km eastwards from Pars, as one of the pieces of priority infrastructure it wants to complete by March 2018. 

National Iranian Gas Co. (NIGC) will construct the pipeline’s three spurs. One veers off towards Bandar...

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