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Iran pipeline shifts route to avoid UAE

The two countries have ratified their maritime border (see Royals watch), but the planned natural gas pipeline between Iran and Oman faces a further complication, after reports that it is to be re-routed to avoid UAE waters. The change will add to the cost – now estimated at up to $1.5bn – and probably means more delays. An unnamed industry source told Reuters the new route would be shorter but deeper, at up to 1km under the surface.

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