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Bahrain Prefers Russia Over Iran for LNG


Bahrain is expected to start importing liquefied natural gas from Russia by 2014.

Bahraini officials said Russia would replace Iran as a supplier of liquid gas amid deteriorating relations between Bahrain and Iran.

“Whether Russia supplies us with Iranian liquid gas or from anywhere else is up to them,” Bahraini Energy Minister Abdul Hussein Mirza said. “We have a deal that they are our main supplier.”

Last year Bahrain terminated a gas deal with Iran, accused of supporting the Shi’ite revolt in the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom.


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