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Iran Protests to Turkmenistan over Truck Transit Fees

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abdolhashem Hassannia voiced the country’s protest over a recent move by neighboring Turkmenistan to increase transit fees for Iranian trucks traveling to the Central Asian country by 50 percent. Speaking at a meeting with Turkmenistan’s ambassador to Tehran, Ahmed Gurbanov, Hassannia warned that following the unilateral move […]

Iran-Turkmenistan Gas Swap Resumed

Deputy Petroleum Minister for International Affairs and Trade Amir Hossein Zamaninia said Iran resumed gas swap with neighboring Turkmenistan on March 28. Zamaninia, who accompanied Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in his trip to Baku on from March 27 to 29, described Turkmenistan as a strategic partner for Iran, adding, “The [Iranian] Ministry of Petroleum has […]

Tehran, Ashgabat Sign 13 MoUs to Boost Ties

In a ceremony held in Ashgabat on Tuesday, senior officials of Iran and Turkmenistan singed 13 documents to develop joint cooperation in various fields. The ceremony was attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkmen counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. The Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) feature collaborations in political, cultural, trade, industrial, agricultural, sports and academic […]

Tehran-Ashgabat Business Forum slated for Late March

Iran and Turkmenistan are planned to hold a joint business forum in Ashgabat in late March, a report said. According to the report carried by the official website of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, Iranian and Turkmen traders will participate in the joint forum. It will be held concurrent with Iranian President […]

More talks needed for Iran, Turkmenistan Gas Projects

The Turkmen ambassador to Tehran says Iran and Turkmenistan need to continue talks to solve technical matters concerning their joint gas projects. Chairman of Iran’s Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi met with Turkmenistan Ambassador to Iran Ahmad Ghorbanov in Tehran on Tuesday. “The relations between the two countries have always been […]

Iran to Seek Arbitration in Turkmenistan Gas Row

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iran is ready to file a case with the International Court of Arbitration (ICA) over the quality and price of gas it receives from Turkmenistan. The ICA is part of the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Turkmenistan stopped gas exports to Iran in January 2017, saying it was […]

Turkmenistan to “Take Gas Dispute with Iran to Arbitration”

Turkmenistan plans to take a dispute with Iran over gas supplies to international arbitration, a report said. Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov discussed the issue with Myrat Archayev, head of state gas firm Turkmengas, Turkmen state news agency TDH said on Tuesday. Archayev told Berdymukhamedov that talks had fallen through and the Iranian side had proposed […]

Russian Bank to Finance €1bn Rail Electrification

A Russian bank has reportedly agreed to provide 1 billion euros to electrify the 500-km rail line between the cities of Garmsar and Gorgan. Yusef Gheranpasha, of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, said the project will be completed within three years; he did not name the bank. It covers design, sourcing of materials and equipment and […]

Damghan-Sari Gas Pipeline to be Opened Soon

Iran will launch a new pipeline to transfer its natural gas to the northern city of Sari, Mazandaran province, as part of efforts to make up for the country’s gas shortfalls there, a source in the country’s oil ministry said. The 170-km Damghan-Sari pipeline, with 40 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) of transit capacity, […]

Countdown Begins for Launching Key Gas Pipeline

The countdown has started for official inauguration of a key pipeline project that will transfer natural gas to northern provinces of Iran. The project, called the Damghan-Neka Gas Pipeline and expected to come online next week, is being launched almost 7 months after Turkmenistan severed gas supply to Iran during winter with the aim of […]

New Pipeline to Supply Gas in North Iran

New Pipeline to Guarantee Steady Supply of Gas in North Iran A much-awaited gas pipeline in Iran’s northern areas, which will come on stream next week, is going to guarantee the steady supply of natural gas to the regions that experienced harsh winters in the past when neighboring Turkmenistan cut off gas supplies to Iran. […]

Iran to Lodge Complaint against Turkmenistan

Iran has prepared the required documents to file a lawsuit in the International Court of Arbitration against Turkmenistan for its failure to supply gas to the Islamic Republic in winter, the managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said. “The price of gas, the damage they (Turkmens) inflicted on Iran in winter by […]

Iran Ready for Talks on New Gas Deal with Turkmenistan

A top Iranian energy official said the country is ready to stop taking its case against Turkmenistan to the international arbitration court and resume talks on a new gas deal, provided that Ashgabat compensate Tehran for reneging on a previous agreement by cutting supplies. In an interview with Tasnim, Managing Director of the National Iranian […]

Turkmenistan ready for Talks over Gas Export Cut

Turkmenistan’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that the Central Asian country is ready to continue talks with Iran after it abruptly cut off its gas supplies to its southern neighbor. In a statement on Thursday, the foreign ministry said Ashgabat is ready to continue talks with Iran after cutting gas supplies to Tehran this month, […]

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 […]

Russia Signs Deal to Develop Iranian Oil and Gas Fields

High-ranking officials from Iran’s oil ministry and the giant Russian oil and gas company Gazprom have signed a major deal on Tuesday to promote cooperation in the development of two oil fields in western Iran. In a ceremony on Tuesday attended by Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, the […]

Iran to Link Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan with Gas Market

The Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), Hamid-Reza Araqi, told Shana on Tuesday that that a private company has entered talks with Iran for a gas swap, after talks with Turkmenistan for gas purchase and with Azerbaijan for gas sale. Araqi said the contract is for six-months and a private company will […]

Iran to Send Energy Delegation to Turkmenistan

Iran is to dispatch an energy delegation to neighbouring Turkmenistan headed by a deputy petroleum minister after Ramadan, an oil official said. Mohammad Taghi Amanpour, special representative of the Iranian Minister of Petroleum in export of technical and engineering goods and services, told Shana that the delegation’s visit will be mainly aimed at enhancing ties […]

Iran Offers to Swap Oil, Gas with Turkmenistan

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and visiting Turkmen Foreign Minister Rasit Meredow held talks on ways to boost cooperation between the two neighboring countries in various energy fields, including swap of crude oil and gas. In the meeting in Tehran the two ministers exchanged views on a range of issues, including oil and gas […]

First ‘Silk Road’ Train Arrives in Tehran

By John Lee. The first cargo train that left China almost a fortnight ago arrived in Tehran on Monday morning. The train entered the country through the northeastern Sarakhs border point on Sunday carrying 32 containers, having passed through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. It left the Chinese trading hub of Yiwu, in the northwestern province of […]