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News ID: 1611
Asia » Asia
Publish Date: 12:31 - 10 July 2013
Tehran, YJC. -- Iran and Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (Azerbaijan) has resumed gas swap operation, Iran's Deputy Oil Minister Javad Owji said on Wednesday.
"Iran is currently exporting gas to Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and the Baku will resume exporting gas to Tehran in the coming days," the Mehr News Agency quoted Owji as saying.

Owji added that, Tehran is negotiating with Azerbaijan on suspending of gas supply, and they said that the problem will be solved soon and the supply of gas will be resumed.

State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) announced earlier this month that as a result of providing repair works on the Astara-Kazimagomed main gas pipeline, the transportation of gas from Azerbaijan to Iran was suspended from July 2.

During the period of repairs on the gas pipeline, the gas supply of the Astara modular power station was also suspended from July 3 to July 4.

Azerbaijan supplies gas to Iran within the framework of swap operations in order to provide the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic with gas.

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