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    "The National" about the Iraqi fuel deal with Lebanon: No money or goods in exchange for oil

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    Alsumaria News - Economy

    The National newspaper published in the Emirates revealed new details about the Iraqi fuel deal with Lebanon 2021, while showing that Iraq did not receive any money or services in return, and Beirut currently owes Iraq $1.59 billion, an amount that may rise to $5.45. Billion dollars over the next four years.


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    And imported[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], a country that suffers from a lack of natural resources and is suffering from an economic crisis, heavy fuel oil from[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]According to a swap deal signed in 2021,

    the newspaper states in a report it reviewed[url=https://www.alsumaria.tv/entity/133473/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%88%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%A9 %D9%86%D9%8A%D9%88%D8%B2/ar/]Alsumaria News[/url], that[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]It will rely on complex procedures to import Iraqi fuel to meet its electricity needs, despite the lack of an agreed-upon payment plan between the Lebanese government and its Iraqi counterpart, noting that the complex Iraqi fuel import plan will be extended until 2028.



    New documents and interviews reveal that the scheme, which experts say is fraught with problems, could lock the country into an unstable arrangement while delaying its transition to renewable or affordable energy sources, according to the newspaper.

    The newspaper adds that the heavy fuel it provides[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]It does not meet the fuel specifications required in Lebanese power stations, so the deal allows Beirut to exchange it on the international market for other types of oil suitable for its stations, through traders who make profits through this.

    Three years after signing the agreement, he has not paid[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Iraq has yet to pay the price of the oil it obtained, for reasons including that there are some unclear conditions in the agreement. The contract concluded between the two parties stipulates that...[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Money in its account in dollars, which Iraq can withdraw in Lebanese pounds to spend (within the Lebanese market) on “goods and services,” such as medical services, according to the newspaper, which explained that the exchange rates at which it will receive[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]The money in lira, and also the nature of the services he will receive, is not clear.

    The newspaper explains that[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]He has not yet been able to obtain even $550 million worth of goods or services, which is the value of the first year’s imports, deposited in the Central Bank of Lebanon, noting that the deal makes...[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Relying on crude oil, it replaces Iraqi heavy oil with gas oil and low-sulfur fuel oil, instead of cheaper alternatives such as natural gas, or clean renewable energy sources.

    Despite these issues, new documents indicate that[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]He plans to rely on the renewal of the Iraqi fuel deal for his energy supplies until at least 2028, according to the newspaper.

    The newspaper says that[url=https://www.alsumaria.tv/entity/3468112253/%D8%AE%D8%B7%D8%A9 %D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B7%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A6 %D8%A7%D9%84%D9%88%D8%B7%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A9/ar/]National emergency plan[/url]For the electricity sector in[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Intends to increase the deal size with[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]To 772 million dollars annually, to enhance production capacity from 4 hours a day to 8 hours by the year 2028.

    These estimates show that the bill due to Iraq will rise to 5.45 billion dollars by the year 2028, and this situation will make...[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Depending mainly on fossil fuels, it will remain unable to provide electricity 24 hours a day.

    A Lebanese expert in the field of energy says: The Iraqi fuel deal is a time bomb in light of the lack of an alternative source of fuel. The contract is scheduled to expire next October, and the Iraqis will want to know why they are not getting anything in return, according to the newspaper.

    And even if it was[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Able to pay for and secure an extension of the agreement, experts have expressed concern about the lack of planning to secure cheaper and greener alternative fuel sources.

     
    Lebanese families, despite being promised reliable electricity supplies for more than a decade, still face daily power outages and are forced to pay expensive and polluting subscriptions for diesel generators.

    Before a deal[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], shook[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]The contaminated fuel scandal within an agreement with Algeria to import fuel, at the end of 2020. What the Lebanese authorities portrayed as a contract to import fuel from one country to another with Algeria, turned out to include secret foreign companies that charge exorbitant prices for low-quality fuel.

    This scandal revealed the existence of a network of corruption in...[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]They include contaminated fuel shipments, falsified laboratory tests, and widespread bribery among state officials.

    After this scandal emerged, this fuel supply contract was not renewed, which made...[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Without a fuel supply contract for the first time since 2005, and therefore, in order to search for an alternative source, he signed[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]The Iraqi agreement was concluded in July 2021 and was extended in 2023 for an additional year for two million tons.

    Under the terms of the contract, the[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]One year to pay for each fuel shipment, but 3 years after signing the deal, he has not received it[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]anything.

    that[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]It already owes Iraq about $1.59 billion for the millions of tons of fuel it has imported since 2021, according to figures.[url=https://www.alsumaria.tv/entity/2785217798/%D9%88%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A9 %D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B7%D8%A7%D9%82%D8%A9 %D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%87/ar/]Ministry of Energy and Water[/url]The bank account designated for Iraqis is held in a bank[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]At $550 million, representing the value of the first year’s imports, but the Iraqi government has not yet been able to access dollar-denominated funds, according to the newspaper.

     
    Regarding the "goods and services" that Iraqis are supposed to receive in...[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]With this money, it has not yet been determined, and it has not happened[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]None yet, despite media reports about the provision of medical services.

    The newspaper quoted an official in[url=https://www.alsumaria.tv/entity/3541376971/%D9%88%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A9 %D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D8%AD%D8%A9 %D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%A9/ar/]Iraqi Ministry of Health[/url]He said: Medical services are only on paper and nothing has happened in this area.

    The newspaper concluded that the Lebanese government appears to be betting on its good diplomatic relations with...[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]This enables it to overcome any potential financial disputes, as the emergency plan currently proposed is based on the assumption that the Iraqi contract will be renewed.

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