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(Reuters) - Iran has suspended its gas exports to Iraq for several days as authorities are repairing damage to a pipeline from an earthquake that hit the region recently.
The Iranian authorities have informed the Ministry of Electricity in Baghdad that the pumping of gas exports will resume "within the next few days," after completion of maintenance of the pipeline inside Iranian territory, according to Rutgers.
For its part, said the Iraqi Electricity Ministry, in a statement that "this interruption deprives the Iraqi electricity network of 2500 megawatts, as Iraq relies heavily on Iranian gas in the operation of power plants."
The pipeline also supplies several large gas power stations, including two in eastern Baghdad and one in the eastern province of Diyala, close to the Iranian border, the statement said.
He added that "the Ministry of Oil will provide the power plants affected by the suspension of gas fuel for the continuation of operations."
The national electricity system lost 2,500 megawatts due to the interruption of pumping of gas imported from Iran due to the earthquakes that hit the region.
A statement issued by the ministry said that the gas pipelines exported to Iraq were affected by these earthquakes, and led to the stopping of the stations, Mansouriya gas, Sadr gas, and Basmaya investment, resulting in an increase in hours programmed in the provinces of Baghdad, Diyala, Kirkuk and the Middle Euphrates.