Korpeje-Kordkuy Gas Pipeline

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Korpeje-Kordkuy Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from Korpeje field, Turkmenistan to Kordkuy, Iran.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Türkmengaz, National Iranian Gas Company
  • Parent Company: Türkmengaz, National Iranian Gas Company
  • Current capacity: 8 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 124 miles / 200 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1997


The Korpeje–Kordkuy pipeline is a 200-km (124-mi) natural gas pipeline from Korpeje field north of Okarem in western Turkmenistan to Kordkuy in Iran. 135 km (84 mi) of pipeline run in Turkmenistan while 65 km (40 mi) run in Iran.[2]

In October 1995, the National Iranian Oil Company decided to build the pipeline to supply the remote northern part of Iran.[3] The pipeline was built in 1997 and it cost US$190 million.[4][5] Iran financed 90% of construction costs, and was later paid back by gas deliveries.[3] The capacity of pipeline is 8 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.[4] It has a diameter of 1000 mm (39 in).[3]

The pipeline was inaugurated on 29 December 1997 by presidents Saparmurat Niyazov of Turkmenistan and Mohammad Khatami of Iran.[4]

Excess Capacity

In 2010, energy analyst Robert Cutler claimed that the pipeline had rarely flowed at capacity since construction and that Turkmenistan often falsified natural gas export statistics.[6]

Articles and resources


  1. Korpeje-Kordkuy pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed April 2018
  2. "Saparmurat Niyazov inaugurates gas compressor station at Korpeje natural gas field". Turkmenistan.ru. 2000-09-14. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Olcott, Martha Brill (2006). "International gas trade in Central Asia: Turkmenistan, Iran, Russia and Afghanistan". In Victor, David G.; Jaffe, Amy; Hayes, Mark H. (eds.). Natural gas and geopolitics: from 1970 to 2040. Cambridge University Press. pp. 213–214. ISBN 978-0-521-86503-6. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Iran-Turkey pipeline blast cuts gas flow -source". BBC. 1997-12-29. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  5. The Middle East and North Africa 2004. 50. Routledge. 2004. p. 405. ISBN 978-1-85743-184-1. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  6. Turkmenistan Diversifies Gas Export Routes, Blogactiv EU, Jul. 9, 2010

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Natural Gas Pipelines in Central Asia

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