TEHRAN (FNA)- Armenian Energy Ministry announced that it is due to receive Iran's gas on Wednesday to supply its energy needs.
The Energy Ministry Spokeswoman Lusine Harutunian said that the gas will be used for production of electricity and Armenia does not intend to import the gas for domestic use.
"The volume of Iranian gas will depend on demand from Iran for electric power," she added.
Meanwhile, Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC) Seyed Reza Kassaeizadeh traveled to Armenia on Monday to take part in a ceremony on the inauguration of Iran's gas export to the country.
Noting that the volume of gas exports could reach 4 million cubic meters (141.3 million cu-ft) per day in 2011 and rise to 6.3 million cubic meters (222.5 million cu-ft) per day afterwards, Kassaeizadeh reiterated that the gas is being transported via a 762-mm (30-inch) diameter pipeline that runs for 113 km (71 miles) from Tabriz in East Azarbaijan Province to the Iran-Armenia border.
Iran and Armenia signed a contract according to which the latter is to pay for the gas by electricity from Armenian power plants.
The announcement comes a month after a two-day visit to Iran by Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian.
During his stay in Tehran, eight agreements were inked between the two sides that underlined Iran and Armenia's commitment to further developing their relations through additional significant infrastructure, transport, and energy projects.