Russia's Gazprom has officially proposed to Ukraine's Naftogaz to extend the existing contract for the Russian gas transit through Ukraine, which expires in the end of the year, or to sign a new deal for one year taking into consideration the forecast for the European Union's gas demand.
Iranian Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Shahram Adamnejad said Tehran and Ankara have reached major agreements on road and railroad transport, including on establishment of an international corridor connecting Afghanistan to Turkey via Iran.
A total of seven million tons of oil and non-oil products were transited through Iran during the nine months from March 21-December 21, 2018 registering a four-percent growth compared to the figure for the same period of the previous year.
Some 120,000 tons of commodities were transited to Afghanistan from the southeastern Iranian port of Chabahar during the 14 months ending December 21, according to deputy head of Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran.
Once completed, Qazvin-Rasht-Anzali railroad — connecting central Iran to the north of the country — will have the capacity to transit 10 million tons of goods and transport four million passengers per annum.