Export of gas to Iraq is Iran’s top priority, according to the Director of National Iranian Gas Company for Planning, Mohammad Reza Qodsizadeh, who added that completing the Iran-Iraq gas project by next Iranian calendar is their highest objective, Natural Gas Europe reported.

As Trend wrote, Iran and Iraq finalized a plan for developing a pipeline to carry 40mcm of gas to Iraq in September 2015, but the project has been  delayed over security concerns resulting from the war of insurgency that the ISIL terrorists have waged in Iraq.

Qodsizadeh, in an interview with the agency Shana on the sidelines of the 21st International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition of Iran, also said that the country plans to export 20 to 30mcm/d to Pakistan in the future, referring to the development of cross-country pipeline to the eastern borders. In addition, he noted that construction of second part of the Iran Gas Trunkline-6 (IGAT-6), with 600 km length, from Ahvaz to Dehgolan has been already started.