Oil Minister:

Tehran (IP) - Iran's Petroleum Minister says the gas exported to Iraq this year increased by 1.5 billion cubic meters compared to the previous year.

Iran PressIran news: On the sidelines of the weekly cabinet session on Wednesday, Javad Owji told reporters that about $1.6 billion was received from Iraq last year for the gas exported to the country. 

Owji said that the oil ministry had used its capacities, including energy diplomacy, and signed agreements with other countries, particularly Latin American countries.   

Yesterday, an Iranian representative of the oil ministry for Iraqi affairs, Abbas Beheshti, said Iran's Ministry of Oil opened its office in Baghdad, Iraq's capital city.

He said the office was opened to shore up the oil cooperation of the two countries in the energy area and is supposed to manage the offices in Basra and Kurdistan Region.


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