The Islamic Republic of Iran sends 10 billion cubic meters of its gas to Turkey annually which is nearly 30% of the country’s gas needs.
Iran can export 40mcm/d of gas to neighboring Turkey and has recently launched projects which ensure stability of the supply, said an Iranian gas official in a briefing with reporters.
Sadeq Akbarpour said Iran injects its gas to Turkey through a 1,800km pipeline which is supported by 17 pressure boosting stations.
He said the price of the gas is not stable and depends on numerous factors including the price of oil.
He further said Iran cannot provide an excess of 30mcm/d of gas to Turkey under its current gas deals.
Any boost in the gas supply needs another deal with new terms signed by the two countries.