IGAT 9 Gas Pipeline

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IGAT 9 Gas Pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline would run from the southern city of Asalouyeh in Bushehr Province through Ahvaz, Dehgolan, to the Bazargan district and border crossing point in West Azerbaijan Province in the northwest.

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Project Details

  • Operator: National Iranian Gas Company
  • Proposed capacity: 3,884.6 million cubic feet per day
  • Length: 1181 miles / 1900 km
  • Status: Construction complete[2]
  • Start Year: 2022


Iran Gas Trunkline-9 (IGAT-9) is a proposed gas transmission pipeline that would be operated by National Iranian Gas Company. IGAT-9 is a part of the Iran Gas Trunkline more broadly - a series of large diameter pipelines constructed from areas in southern Iran to centers of consumption in Northern Iran. The project would be a joint venture with Russia; the managing director of National Iranian Gas Company, Hamidreza Araqi, explained. According to Araqi, Russia and Iran have among the world's largest gas reserves, and can expand cooperation for gas trade, research and development, and additional joint projects.[1]

In mid-2018 construction was reported to be 70% complete, with an expected commissioning date of 2020.[3]

In late-2018, the Iranian Department of Environment issued an approval of the project.[4]

In early-2020, reports state that the pipeline is expected to start operations in 2022.[5]

As of May 2020, construction of the pipeline was complete and operations were pending.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Iran Keen on $2.5b Gas Project With Russia, Financial Tribune, 24 January 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 Iran's Gas Supply Capacity Rises to 1 Billion cm/d Financial Tribune, May 9, 2020
  3. Flat near-term pipeline plans buoyed by US growth, Oil & Gas Journal, Feb. 4, 2019
  4. Iranian Department of Environment. "Confirmed Project". Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  5. "Iran to lead the Middle East's new-build trunk pipeline length additions". World Pipelines. 2020-01-09. Retrieved 2020-08-01.

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