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India mulls importing gas from Iran via sea

According to a media report, India is likely to resume negotiations for independently importing natural gas from Iran via a sea pipeline.

twitter-logo PTI   Dubai     Last Updated: September 10, 2010  | 10:44 IST

India is likely to resume negotiations for independently importing natural gas from Iran via a sea pipeline, according to a media report.

"India has expressed willingness to restart negotiations through an international firm, to independently import natural gas from Iran via a sea pipeline," Iran Daily quoted Deputy Oil Minister and Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Javad Owji as saying.

"No exact date has been yet finalised for the gas talks between Iran and India but they are expected to start after the month of Ramadan," Owji said.

He said that no decision has been yet taken on how to export Iran's gas to India.

"Using a pipeline through Pakistan's soil or building a deepwater pipeline are the main possible options," he said.

Iran's Oil Ministry has not yet responded to the report.

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