Hassan Montazer Torbati, the CEO of the
Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company (IGEDC), said Iran and Iraq, both
members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), enjoy expanded
cooperation in the gas sector as the latter is a customer of Iranian natural
gas, adding Iran is offering extended services to its neighbor in construction
of gas transmission pipelines.
He said during the last visit to Iran, an
Iraqi delegation learned Iran's achievements in the gas industry and held talks
with senior officials of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) asking them to
offer their experiences in the sector to Iraq.
"Iraq wants to acquire the savvy and
knowhow practiced and developed by Iranian companies in the gas industry by
building gas transmission networks," he added.
Iran has three main pipeline producers
that supply the country's need for gas pipelines, he added, saying Iranians can
also manufacture large turbo-compressors as well as many of the items and parts
required in the industry.