Korpeje–Kordkuy pipeline

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Korpezhe–Kurt Kui pipeline
CountryTurkmenistan, Iran
General directionnourth-south
FromKorpeje field, Turkmenistan
ToKordkuy, Iran
General information
Typenatural gas
PartnersTürkmengaz, National Iranian Oil Company
Technical information
Length200 km (120 mi)
Maximum discharge8 billion m3 per year

The Korpeje–Kordkuy pipeline is a 200-kilometre (120 mi) long natural gas pipeline from Korpeje field north of Okarem in western Turkmenistan to Kordkuy in Iran. 135 kilometres (84 mi) of pipeline run in Turkmenistan while 65 kilometres (40 mi) run in Iran.[1]

In October 1995, National Iranian Oil Company decided to build the pipeline to supply the remote northern part of Iran.[2] The pipeline was built in 1997 and it cost US$190 million.[3][4] Iran financed 90% of construction costs, which was later paid back by gas deliveries.[2] The capacity of pipeline is 8 billion cubic metres (280×10^9 cu ft) per year.[3] It has a diameter of 1,000 millimetres (39 in).[2]

The pipeline was inaugurated on 29 December 1997 by presidents Saparmurat Niyazov and Mohammad Khatami.[3]

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  1. ^ "Saparmurat Niyazov inaugurates gas compressor station at Korpeje natural gas field". Turkmenistan.ru. 2000-09-14. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  2. ^ a b c Olcott, Martha Brill (2006). "International gas trade in Central Asia: Turkmenistan, Iran, Russia and Afghanistan". In Victor, David G.; Jaffe, Amy; Hayes, Mark H. Natural gas and geopolitics: from 1970 to 2040. Cambridge University Press. pp. 213–214. ISBN 978-0-521-86503-6. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  3. ^ a b c "Iran-Turkey pipeline blast cuts gas flow -source". BBC. 1997-12-29. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  4. ^ The Middle East and North Africa 2004. 50. Routledge. 2004. p. 405. ISBN 978-1-85743-184-1. Retrieved 2009-11-29.