Speaking to Shana, Behzad Babazadeh, director of international
affairs at National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), said Yerevan demands to increase
the volume of its gas imports from Iran from currently 1 million cubic meters
per day to 1.6 mcm/d.
Iran and Armenia have signed a contract to barter
the former's natural gas for Armenia's electricity.
Babzadeh added that although the volume of demanded
gas would not be significant given Iran's gas exports, the basis of the price had
to be based on a new contract, adding the Armenian delegation was visiting Tehran
to discuss terms of the new contract and possibly increase the volume of
Previously, Hamid Reza Araghi, CEO of the NIGC,
had voiced Iran's readiness to bolster its gas cooperation with Armenia.
According to the barter contract, Iran receives 3
kilowatt/hour electricity from Armenia for ever 1 mcm of gas.