Middle East Economic Survey


No 41



Turkish Imports Of Iranian Gas Interrupted After Pipeline Blast

Turkish state oil and gas company Botas halted imports of natural gas from Iran on 3 October after an explosion on the Tabriz-Ankara pipeline some 10 miles inside Turkey. The explosion was said to be the result of a gas leak. Botas restarted the gas flow on 5 October after repairing the pipeline. Iran has a 25-year deal to provide gas to Turkey, with exports due to...