Turkish gas company, BOTAS, has demanded Iran to raise the volume of gas delivery to the company to 30 million cubic meters per day.
Head of public relations department of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), Majid Bojarzadeh, made the above remarks adding gas exports to the neighboring country has been resumed after an explosion in Turkish territory halted gas delivery on Thursday.
Iran exports gas to Turkey under a 25 year contract based on the neighboring country imports 10 billion cubic meters of gas from Iran annually.
Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz also said Monday that Ankara is to resume import of Iran’s gas as of Tuesday.
He told reporters that the exports of Iran’s gas to Turkey had been halted due to an explosion by elements of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) damaging the gas pipeline in the Turkish soil.
The last week explosion occurred in Turkey‘s eastern province of Van damaging the pipeline but causing no casualties.
Yildiz added that the import of Iran’s natural gas will be resumed since the damaged gas transfer line has been repaired.The Turkish minister said such terrorist attacks are fruitless. The pipeline is delivering 27 million cubic meters of gas each day.