Iraq is looking for alternatives to Iranian gas to run power stations
10:02 - 21/01/2020
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The information / Baghdad ..
The Ministry of Electricity attributed, on Tuesday, the increased hours of programmed cuts in a number of the central governorates, to the decrease in the quantities of gas supplied from Iran, which feed the generating stations, which caused the loss of four thousand megawatts.
The ministry's official spokesman, Ahmad Moussa Al-Abadi, said in a statement reported by Al-Sabah newspaper, which was read to him / the information, that “the stopped pumping of gas supplied from the Iranian side and feeding to a number of generating stations, has significantly affected the hours of energy supply to the capital Baghdad and the central provinces.”
Al-Abadi added, “The Iranian side was preparing [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
with 25 million cubic feet of gas to run stations: Al-Mansuriya with a capacity of 750 megawatts, and with a capacity of 2350 megawatts, and Jerusalem and chest gases,” explaining that “reducing the supply to approximately eight million cubic feet per day, reducing production These stations greatly affected the supply of energy to citizens. ”
And Abadi added: “After several days have passed, the Iranian side feels that the ministry has stopped the pumping of gas to Iraq due to its need for internal use, causing the Mansuriya plant to stop completely and the production at Basmah to drop to 1,000 megawatts, as well as the decrease in the production of Al-Quds and Al-Sadr stations by half, which caused loss. Nearly four thousand megawatts of energy. ”
He stressed that "the past two days witnessed the Iranian side's return to pumping gas at a rate of five million cubic feet per day, but it does not meet the need of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
, which prompted the ministry to discuss with it to overcome this problem in addition to coordination with the Oil Ministry to find alternative fuel to resume production of these stations naturally." Ended / 25