Dauletabad-Sarakhs-Khangiran Gas Pipeline

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Dauletabad-Sarakhs-Khangiran Gas Pipeline (Russian: Газопровод «Довлетабад – Серахс – Хангеран») is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1][2]


The pipeline runs from Dauletabad gas field in Turkmenistan through Serakhs to Khangiran, Iran.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Türkmengaz[2]
  • Owner: Türkmengaz[2]
  • Parent company: Governments of Turkmenistan and Iran
  • Capacity: 12 bcm/year[2]
  • Length: 182 km[1]
  • Diameter: 48 inches[1]
  • Status: Operating[2]
  • Start Year: 2010[2]
  • Cost:
  • Financing:
  • Associated infrastructure: Dauletabad–Deryalyk Gas Pipeline, Dauletabad Gas Field


The Dauletabad–Sarakhs–Khangiran pipeline (also known as Dauletabad–Salyp Yar pipeline) is a gas pipeline from the Dauletabad gas field in Turkmenistan to Khangiran in Iran, where it connects to the Iran Gas Trunkline system. The pipeline doubled Turkmenistan's export of natural gas to Iran.[3] For Iran, the pipeline allows the country to deal with gas shortages in its northern regions, and to improve its reputation as a trade partner in the Caspian region.[4] Gas began pumping on 3 January 2010, and the pipeline was inaugurated in a ceremony in Turkmenistan on 6 January 2010.[5]

The decision to build the pipeline was made in July 2009.[6] The pipeline was completed in October 2009, and was inaugurated on 6 January 2010, by presidents Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow at a ceremony held at the border village of Salyp Yar, Sarakhs in Ahal Province, Turkmenistan.[7][8][9][10] At the inauguration, Ahmadinejad said, "These two are not just economic projects, but are indications of the two nations' profound bonds and interest as well as the two countries' fair relations in the region ... This pipeline will be a good stimulus for energy co-operation between Turkmenistan and Iran, as well as for delivery of Turkmen gas to the Persian Gulf and the world market."[3][11] The ceremony was also attended by Taner Yıldız, the minister of energy and natural resources of Turkey, and Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Madani, president of the Islamic Development Bank.[10][12]

Technical features

The pipeline starts at the Dauletabad gas field where it branches off from the Dovletabad–Deryalyk pipeline (Central Asia – Center gas pipeline system).[13] The length of the Turkmen section of the gas pipeline from the Dauletabad gas field to the settlement Salyr Yap on the border with Iran is 30.5 km[2]. From there, the pipeline transports gas to the Shahid Hasheminejad (Khangiran) Gas Refinery in Khangiran, Khorasan Province of Iran.

The pipeline had an initial capacity of 6 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas per year, which was later increased to 12 bcm.[7][14] Combined with the other, smaller, Turkmenistan–Iran pipeline, the Korpeje–Kordkuy pipeline, Turkmenistan will have the capacity to transport up to 20 bcm of gas.[3] The pipeline has a diameter of 48 in (1200 mm). Construction costs for the pipeline totaled US$180 million.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dauletabad-Sarakhs-Khangiran Gas Pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed April 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "Основные газопроводы Tуркменистана". www.mfa.gov.tm. Retrieved 2022-07-25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Turkmenistan opens new Iran gas pipeline". BBC. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  4. Bruce Pannier (6 January 2010). "Turkmen Gas Exports To Iran A Boon For Both Countries". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Retrieved 2010-01-06.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Iran-Turkmenistan 2nd gas pipeline to be launched next week". Iranian Students News Agency. 3 January 2010. Archived from the original on 12 June 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2010. {{cite news}}: Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  6. Hasanov, H. (12 November 2009). "Turkmen gas pipeline to Iran constructed". Trend News Agency. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Turkmenistan has completed the construction of the Dovletabad-Salyp Yar gas pipeline to Iran". ITAR-TASS. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  8. "Iran, Turkmenistan launch new gas pipeline". Press TV. 6 January 2010. Archived from the original on 9 January 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2010. {{cite news}}: Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  9. "Iran-Turkmenistan 2nd Gas Pipeline Changes Energy Equations". Fars News Agency. 6 January 2010. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 2010-01-07. {{cite news}}: Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  10. 10.0 10.1 "New Turkmenistan – Iran gas pipeline launched". Turkmenistan.ru. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
  11. "President Stresses Significance of Iran-Turkmenistan Pipeline for Region". Fars News Agency. 6 January 2010. Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2010. {{cite news}}: Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  12. "Turkey's Minister in opening of Turkmenistan-Iran pipeline". World Bulletin. 6 January 2010. Archived from the original on 20 January 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2010. {{cite news}}: Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  13. "New gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Iran put into operation". Gazeta.kz. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
  14. "Iran-Turkmenistan gas pipeline inauguration slated for late Dec". Tehran Times. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-16.

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