Could A Russia-Iran Gas Partnership Bear Fruit?

Nov. 29, 2022 7:30 AM ETOGZPY, DBE, JJE, JJETF, UNG, UNL, GAZ, UGAZF1 Comment
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  • Both Russia and Iran find themselves in a bitter confrontation with the West, and subject to more and more Western sanctions.
  • An active rapprochement between Moscow and Tehran is underway: not just in the military sphere, but in the energy sector too.
  • The two countries have signed a memorandum for $40 billion of Russian investment in Iranian gas projects and have already embarked on its implementation.
  • However, the implementation of these ambitious plans may be thwarted by sanctions and other obstacles.

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By Nikita Smagin

It might seem that for Iran, the West’s attempt to isolate Russia is a good opportunity to fill the resulting market gaps. In practice, however, it only creates new problems.

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