|Iran, Oman reach agreement on gas exports||
TEHRAN - Iran and Oman have reached an agreement on exporting Iranian natural gas to its Persian Gulf neighbor.
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh held talks with his Omani counterpart Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy in Tehran on Sunday, the Mehr News Agency reported.
The two sides also discussed developing joint offshore gas fields and expanding oil and gas trade.
The two countries signed a deal in 2009 to jointly develop an underwater 200-kilometer gas pipeline to Musandam and Sohar in Oman.
In 2011, Iran reached agreements with India and Oman on exporting gas to the two countries.
One possible way to transfer Iranian gas to India was via Oman through subsea pipelines.
Based on a trilateral agreement among Iran, Oman and a third country, Iran's gas will feed Oman's liquefaction plant before being processed into various products in the third country.
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