Work on the construction of the new Iran-Iraq-Syria gas line was resumed on 19 November 2012.
The pipeline, with a length of 1500 km, will supply Damascus with gas from the Assaluyeh refinery in Iran. It will later be extended across the Mediterranean to Europe. The final cost of this investment will amount to $ 10 billion.
The project, concluded on 25 June 2011, had been frozen because of the war in Syria. It started up again following the reelection of President Barack Obama and the resumption of the secret US-Iran negotiations.