By Sajjad Amiri — TEHRAN: April 3: Oman and Iran has finalised the route for export of Iranian gas to the Sultanate after studying four possible paths. Tehran will export its gas to Oman through a 176- km gas pipeline and it could plunge as deep as 290 metres from the sea surface before reaching Oman’s shores.
Almost a third of the gas will be used in spare liquefaction at the Sultanate’s Qalhat plant and the rest will be consumed in the domestic market. The Qalhat plant has the capacity to liquefy 10.4 million tonnes of LNG per annum.
A South Korean company had shown its readiness to carry out the offshore pipeline work of the project and has even told Iran that it will be ready to fund the whole operations itself. In another related development, India is all set to sign a deal to have a direct undersea gas pipeline from Iran circumventing Pakistan.