VOL. XXXII

NO. 2

17-OCTOBER-1988

IRAN

NI0C Considers Resumption of IGAT-2 Construction

MEES learns that the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) is currently holdingtalks with Italy's Saipem to resume construction of the remainder of theIGAT-2 pipeline that was suspended in 1985. It is understood also that talks areplanned with the Soviet Union to sound out the possibilities for gas exports.Around 80% of the original pipeline system has been constructed, but because ofthe lack of use in that part...