Director of the Fuel Center in the Ministry of Electricity: Iraq needs 10 years to dispense with Iranian gas
Wed, Jun 1, 2022 10:00 PM
National News Center/ Baghdad
Today, Wednesday, the Ministry of Electricity set the date for Iraq to dispense with imported gas, while warning that cutting off its supplies from Iran will affect processing in the summer.
The Director of the Fuel Center in the Ministry of Electricity, Saad Freih Jassim, told Al-Iraqiya Al-Akhbariya and its follower, the National News Center, that
“Iraq has two contracts with neighboring Iran since 2017, to supply 35 million cubic meters of gas per day, from May to October of each year for the central and southern regions. Their total is 70 million.
He added, "Iraq has debts payable as a result of importing gas, amounting to one billion and 640 million dollars, and paying them to ensure the continuation of flows," noting that
"under the current situation, Iraq needs 6-10 years to dispense with Iranian gas, until the Ministry of Oil is able to complete its projects." Providing Iraq’s need through free gas in the Crutch rings and Mansouriya, and completing its investments for associated gas.”
He stressed that "Iraq's use of gas stations came for their efficiency, and going towards fossil fuels reduces the efficiency of those stations," noting that
"the delegation of the Ministry of Electricity visited Iran last April, specifically on the 27th of it, and agreed with its officials to start paying the debts within a month, and the deadline expired and did not We start paying because it is related to financial allocations.”
He warned that "the interruption of the current Iranian gas flows will mean a loss of 8000 megawatts of energy produced in Iraq and will greatly affect the processing in the summer. emergency support.