Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the cabinet session on Wednesday, Owji said Iran has started swapping byproducts and hoped for operationalizing gas swap in winter.

Iran has also put on its agenda developing fields and gas export pipelines, he said referring to signing an MoU worth about $4b with Russia.

Earlier, Owji said that the oil and gas swap between Iran and Russia would make Iran the hub of energy in the region.

The two countries would make new agreements on establishing facilities and extracting joint gas fields, mentioning a joint investment with Russia’s Gazprom in LNG production and gas-related technologies.


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