Iran stops the process of exporting gas to Iraq and decreases the hours of supplying electricity
According to the source, in an exclusive statement to Shafaq News Agency, the central control in the ministry informed the gas stations to turn off the generation head due to the gas interruption from the Iranian side.
The source added that the Iranian gas outage will cause a decrease in the hours of energy supply in the regions and cities of central and southern Iraq.
Iraq relies on Iran in the field of energy, as it imports a third of its gas and electricity needs, due to its dilapidated infrastructure, which makes it unable to achieve self-sufficiency.
Iraq produces between 19 and 21 thousand megawatts of electric power, while the actual need exceeds 30 thousand megawatts, according to officials in the electricity sector.
In August of this year, Iraq faced a crisis in the provision of electricity due to a sharp decline in Iran's exports of natural gas to Iraq, to operate power plants.
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