[size=36]Electricity sets a date to dispense with Iranian gas and reveals the impact of the US sanctions[/size]
Political | 10:07 - 07/02/2020
Baghdad - Mawazine News
, the Ministry of Electricity revealed, Friday, the date of dispensing with Iraq from importing gas and electric power from neighboring countries, while details of the US sanctions against Iran and the extent of its impact on Iranian gas supplies to Iraq.
Ministry spokesman Ahmed Al-Abadi told the Iraqi News Agency that "the US sanctions that were imposed on Iran stipulated not to supply gas and oil derivatives to all countries of the world, including Iraq."
He pointed out that "the Ministry of Electricity previously clarified the technical and service aspects in the event of stopping the import of gas and energy from Iran, which will constitute a negative impact on the deterioration of the electricity system and energy supply hours," noting that "Iraq feeds on approximately 4,500 to 5,000 megawatts of Iranian gas, in addition to Approximately 1,100 to 1,200 megawatts of Iranian energy. "
He explained that "the ministry, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, notified the American side of an official memo of the need to continue the flow of gas and electricity from Iran," noting that "the financial dealings with the Iranian side were not in the hard currency, but in the Iraqi currency, as the money is deposited in Iranian banks that do not deal in the US dollar ".
And he added, "Accordingly, the American side agreed to exclude Iraq from sanctions on Iran," noting that "Iraq is committed to the periods specified for it regarding the exception, and in the event that the period expires, the ministry can also feel the American side for the purpose of extending the exemption period, so that it does not affect the system National electricity hours.
Al-Abadi said that "Iraq started working on the fuel plan, especially after the approval of the Council of Ministers to launch the fifth licensing round for the rehabilitation of gas fields in Diyala province, as well as the rehabilitation of the pipeline network that would produce approximately 750 million cubic meters, stressing that in the event of completion of the implementation of the fuel plan Iraq will dispense with importing gas and energy from neighboring countries. Ended / 29 BC