Speaking to Shana, Behzad Babazadeh, director of international
affairs of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), said the company had held a
meeting with Iraq's power ministry in a bid to exchange experiences in construction
of gas pipelines and gas distribution to various sectors of the latter including the households, industries and commercials sectors.
"For Iraq, the first priority is supplying
gas to power plants then industries and households," he said.
"Gas supply to the industrial sites of Iraq
is very important for this country, and we are also trying to exploit this
opportunity to supply the industries that are on the route of the Iranian gas
export pipelines to Baghdad and Basra," the official added.