TEHRAN—“Iran is ready to export gas to Europe through Armenia,” Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Ali Majedi was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency on Wednesday.
Speaking about the routes of exporting Iranian gas to Europe, the Iranian official said: “There are three gas export routes: one is via Turkey, the second one is via Armenia, Georgia and the Black Sea, and the third route lies via Iraq, Syria and Lebanon”.
Iranian Minister of Industry, Mining and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said recently that the demand for natural gas is increasing in Europe, while Iran wants to play an important role in European fuel supplies.
Iran might also find itself in a more favorable position if gas supplies to Europe from Russia come under more restrictions in the face of Russia’s standoff with the West in Ukraine.
“Iran can be a reliable partner for Europe: there are sufficient energy resources for cooperation with European countries and numerous projects exist in this connection,” the Iranian minister said.