Tehran hopes to sign in 2018 contracts with Russian oil and gas companies. About it RIA “Novosti”, said the Ambassador of Iran in Russia Mehdi Sanai.
“Last year was good from the point of view of development of bilateral contacts in energy, it is possible to speak about significant progress. Mutual understanding was reached between Russian oil companies and the oil Ministry of Iran,” the diplomat said.
According to him, the six major Russian oil and gas companies have memorandums of understanding, some have already presented their research project.
“I hope that all this will lead to the signing of contracts in 2018. Companies are research fields, but some companies are closer to the signing of contracts. For example, “Rosneft” well advanced, “Gazprom” engaged in serious talks on LNG, Zarubezhneft signed a preliminary contract,” said Sanai.
He also noted that among the Russian companies, which also “interact well” with Tehran, as “Gazprom Neft” and “LUKOIL”.