[size=36]Electricity: The Iranian gas supply problem exists[/size]
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The Ministry of Electricity confirmed, today, Sunday, that the financial dues owed by Iraq in favor of Iran in return for gas are available at the TPI bank, while indicating that the problem of supplying gas exists.
"There is a problem in Iranian banks because of the imposed US sanctions," said the ministry's spokesman, Ahmed Moussa, noting that "it was difficult to pay the sums that Iraq owed in dollars."
He added, "Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi directed, through government delegations, to overcome this problem through new agreements and protocols on the issue of supplying gas, especially with the coming of the summer season and the ministry’s need for gas to operate the stations," noting that "the problem still exists until now, because Iran has not." Gas is supplied to Iraq in the required quantities. "
He pointed out that "in the past, the supply was 50 million cubic meters of Iranian gas in the winter and reached 70 million cubic meters in the summer, while Iran has not currently supplied the ministry with only 22 million and perhaps 23 million cubic meters of gas."
He pointed out that "the moderate period of the current season makes the Ministry of Electricity control the situation in terms of the electrical system, but the need for gas will increase at peak time, and it will become urgent to supply the gas ratios agreed upon with Tehran."
Moussa continued, "The approval of the budget will have a positive effect on the continuation of work in many projects that have been suspended," noting that "gas dues payable to the Iranian side were not limited to the budget, and that this problem is on its way to a solution, because there is a near-understanding between the Iraqi and Iranian sides In this regard, especially after the prime minister directed new understandings and protocols with the Iranian side regarding the gas issue. "Ended 29 / H