Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 190

Construction work on a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Iran began yesterday with an official ceremony attended by Iran’s oil and gas minister at the Korpeje gas field in Turkmenistan. Iran is financing 80 percent of the $200 million project, and the Iranian national gas company has undertaken the construction. The 200 kilometer long pipeline, with an annual throughput capacity of 8 billion cubic meters, is to be completed by the end of 1997. It will enable Turkmenistan to export gas to international markets via Iran’s pipeline system. (Itar-Tass, October 9)

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