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Iran resumes gas supply to Turkey

Iran resumes gas supply to Turkey

Date: 9 December 2015 13:57

Tehran, Iran, Dec. 9

By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:

Iran has boosted its gas flow to neighboring Turkey after a period of low supply.

Earlier, the gas supply from the Islamic Republic to Turkey was 30 million cubic meters per day.

Dispatching Director of the National Iranian Gas Company Manouchehr Taheri said the boost came after a technical problem with the supply facilities was fixed, Shana news agency reported Dec. 9.

He said two days earlier, the gas flow to Turkey fell to about half of the mentioned amount due to a problem with one of the compressors.

Earlier, reports claimed that Iran halved the volume of natural gas flow to Turkey citing an increase in domestic consumption due to severe winter weather.

There have been worries that over recent political tensions with Turkey, Iran might tend to lower the gas supply.

Iran has been saying it is in possession of documents that show Ankara having a hand in the looting of Syrian and Iraqi oil by the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS).

Turkey is in tough footing with another major energy supplier, namely Russia, further agitating worries as winter approaches. A couple of weeks ago Turkey downed a Russian fighter that was going to bomb IS positions.

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