Hamid Reza Araghi, NIGC managing
director, "Based on the talks between Tehran and Muscat for developing the
project, besides building the necessary infrastructure for exporting Iranian
gas to Oman in the maritime sector, implementation of the land section of the project
has been entrusted to Iran, and we are ready to implement the section."
Araghi, who is also Deputy
Minister of Petroleum for Gas Affairs, said decisions regarding implementation of
the project are still on the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum, adding the scheme
will be implemented in the two sections of land and sea.
He said the maritime infrastructure
of the project is not prepared yet, but work on the land section will start only
when the fate of the maritime section is determined.
The Iran-Oman gas pipeline
project is expected to connect Iran’s gas reserves with Omani consumers and LNG
plants so that Oman could re-export the gas.