Iran, Nigeria Signed Agreements To Expand Energy Cooperation

TEHRAN– Iran and Nigeria signed agreements here yesterday, to expand energy cooperation, Iran’s Oil Ministry’s news service, Shana, reported.

The agreements were signed in the presence of Iranian Petroleum Minister, Javad Owji and Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva.

Owji said, on the sidelines of a meeting with Sylva that, the documents included the exports of Iranian technical and engineering services and petrochemical product of urea, to the African country.

Iran would also reconstruct and modernise Nigeria’s oil and gas refineries, he said, noting that, considering Nigeria’s high capacity of crude oil export and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, Iran hopes for long-term cooperation between the two countries in the field.

For his part, Sylva said, Nigeria is interested to use Iran’s compressed natural gas technology, adding that, Iran will help Nigeria construct refineries, conduct regular maintenance on existing refineries, develop the upstream sector of oil and gas condensate, and export urea to Nigeria.

Nigerian companies will be active in developing the LNG production industry in Iran, he added.