Iranian Minister: Turkmenistan will start swap gas supplies to Azerbaijan in early 2022

Turkmenistan will begin swap gas supplies to Azerbaijan via Iran in early 2022. This statement was made by Iranian Oil Minister Javad Ouji , Iranian Front Page reported on December 22.

“The volume of supplies will amount to 1.5-2 billion cubic meters per year, which we can also use to provide gas to the northern parts of the country in the cold season,” the minister said.

On November 28, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi took part in the 15th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit in Ashgabat. On this day, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkmenistan signed a trilateral agreement on swap gas supplies. At that time, it was reported that gas supplies would begin on December 25, 2021.

According to the document, from 1.2 to 2 billion cubic meters of gas will be supplied annually from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan through Iran. The profit from the deal will allow Iran to supply gas to its five provinces. The contract has no end date.

On December 13, a telephone conversation took place between Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Ebrahim Raisi, at which the latter expressed satisfaction with cooperation in the gas sector and work on swap gas supplies.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan