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Iran studies cooperation with Oman's LNG unit: Oil Minister

TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (ISNA)-Iran's oil minister Gholam Hussein Nozari declared on Monday that Iran is studying cooperation with Oman's Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) unit.

Oman intends to purchase Iran's gas for its LNG unit but it also can make investments in developing Kish gas fields of Iran if willing, he said.

Nozari will trip to Oman during next days to hold talks on Oman's investment in developing Kish gas field, Iran's gas export to the country and bilateral cooperation on Oman's LNG industry.

Iran plans to send the gas amount sufficient to supply Oman's LNG industry surplus capacity but Omani officials seek to buy the whole gas required from Iran.

He also said talks are still underway to make an agreement over the issue.

Also managing director of National Iranian Offshore Oil Company Mahmoud Zirakchian-Zadeh has already declared Iran and Oman are in talks to sign an agreement according to which Iran will send one billion cubic meters of natural gas from Kish gas field to Oman per day as adding the agreement will be signed by the next March.

According to the agreement Iran will provide Oman with a part of its required gas to expand LNG industry.

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