Damascus, SANA – Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Bassam Touma, affirmed that the Arab gas pipeline is ready inside Syria to transport Egyptian gas to Lebanon, and Syria will get quantities of gas in exchange of its passing through Syrian territories upon the signed agreements.
Touma said in a statement to SANA that the Arab gas pipeline inside the Syrian territories is ready to transport gas and maintenance operations were conducted to it because it is part of the internal gas network after being targeted by acts of terrorism.
According to the Minister, the length of Arab Gas pipeline is 320 km from the Jordanian borders into al-Rayan in central Syria, with a diameter of 36 inch and a capacity of 10 billion cubic meters per year. “The pipeline which goes into Lebanon from al-Rayan to Dabousya is 65 km length, with 24 inch diameter and inside the Lebanese territories into Deir Ammar station is nearly 36 km,” the Minister added.
Touma noted that Syria will benefit from reactivating the gas pipeline through getting on quantities from the material to support generating the electric power, noting that the Lebanese side requested 600 million cubic meters of gas per year, i.e. an average of 1.6 million cubic meters per day .
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