Iraq: an unknown drop in Iranian gas puts the energy system at risk

Today, Wednesday, the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity revealed the loss of more than 5,000 megawatts due to the decrease in the gas supply.

In a statement, the ministry said that in light of its efforts to create a promising file for electricity and diversify its sources to preserve the production it has achieved, the first of its kind since its establishment, and in coinciding with the holy month days of Muharram, and in the midst of preparations for the fortieth visit, the national system was exposed to an old renewed challenge represented in With the decline in Iranian gas emissions supplied to production plants in the central regions southern, from 49 million cubic meters per day to 8 million cubic meters, which led to the limitation of the loads of the national system and the loss of almost 5,500 megawatts of energy without knowing the reasons.

He added: “The ministry has taken its urgent measures, including high coordination with the Ministry of Petroleum to pump additional amounts of alternative fuels in order to compensate for what the system has lost from the gas supplied, which could affect the maintenance of momentum. productive.. “

He stressed that “he conducted diplomatic contacts with the Iranian Ministry of Energy and its embassy in the capital, Baghdad, to clarify the conditions of this decline in order to address the situation”.

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