Electricity: The continuation of the exemption from the US sanctions on Iran for a period of 4 months
The Ministry of Electricity confirmed on Tuesday that Iraq is still exempt from [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/96772/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%82%D9%88%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA %D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B1%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%A9][size=13]the US sanctions[/url] imposed on Iran, indicating that the Iranian side is currently pumping nearly 3 million cubic feet out of the agreed amount of 25 million cubic feet.
The ministry’s spokesperson, Ahmad Al-Abadi, said in a statement that “Iraq has so far been exempt from these penalties with regard to electrical energy and gas supplies, especially as Iraq pays the Iranian side in the Iraqi dinar.”
Al-Abadi added, “The exemption lasts for four months and it is hoped that it will be extended after that due to the urgent need of Iraq for electricity and that the ministry imports gas from the Iranian side, in addition to electric energy of 1200 megawatts, despite this ministry is going to implement the fuel plan that extends for three years in coordination with the Ministry Oil to eliminate the need for Iranian gas. ”
He explained, "The problem of low supply affected only the provinces of Baghdad, Babil, Karbala, Najaf and Diwaniya due to the low pressure of Iranian gas, which affected the production of the stations that depend on it for their operation." 25 million cubic feet. ”
He continued, "The ministry, through the crisis cell formed to overcome the problem of low Iranian gas pumping, was held in the presence of the Minister of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] And my adviser to the Prime Minister for Energy and the ministries of oil and finance to search for alternative fuel sources and to prepare the Ministry of Oil to fill the shortfall in power plants, as it is possible that the pressure of the gas pressure will continue to decrease for longer periods and each year this decrease will occur, but this year it happened with greater levels and levels of reduction than Each year, "noting that" one of the accelerated measures to bypass the problem of fuel supplied to electrical stations is to authorize the Ministry of Oil to approve the fifth licensing round with regard to gas fields, because its qualification will contribute to supplying electrical stations with associated gas. "
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