All Iran Petchem Plants Operational despite Turkmen Gas Halt

Iran says all its petrochemical facilities are operating and they have been faced with no shortages in feedstock supply despite Turkmenistan’s abrupt cutting of gas flow to northern Iranian provinces.

Ali Mohammad Bossaqzadeh, director of production control at the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), reacting to Turkmenistan’s Sunday move to halt gas flow to Iran, said the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) is supplying all the gas needed by petrochemical plants in the country.

He said however that production at a few facilities is at its minimum due to dropped pressure in the national gas distribution network.

Turkmenistan has cut its gas flow to Iran in an abrupt move one day after the two neighboring countries announced they had reached an agreement to continue their gas cooperation for at least 5 years.

Turkmengaz, the national Turkmen gas company, has announced it halted the gas flow due to an arrears row that has lingered more than a decade between NIGC and Turkmengaz.

NIGC has ensured it gas supplied will not be disrupted for the household sector of the country.

Iran consumes 700 million cubic meters per day of gas while Turkmengza supplies an average of 10 mcm/d to northern provinces of Iran.

(Source: Shana)

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