Iran’s much-awaited gas pipeline will start streaming by the end of July. The gas pipeline will be capable of providing a steady supply of natural gas to the regions that experienced harsh winters in the past when neighboring Turkmenistan cut off gas supplies to Iran, The Iran Project reported.

The 100-kilometer pipeline is set between Damghan, in the province of Semnan, and Neka, in the Caspian province of Mazandaran, Tasnim News Agency stated.

Previously, Iran’s Oil Minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, demanded the conclusion of the pipeline in order to stop the dependance on Turkmenistan, which has repeatedly prevented the supply of gas to Iran in the wintertime.

The Damghan-Neka pipeline would overcome the shortage of gas in the provinces of Semnan, Golestan, Mazandaran, North Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, and South Khorasan, according to an energy official.

The pipeline will supply the province of Mazandaran with 30 million cubic meters of gas, securing a regular supply of gas even in freezing temperatures.