MOE: A negotiating delegation discusses with the American side the extension of the gas import exemption

Wednesday 12th February 2020 - 14:32

MOE: A negotiating delegation discusses with the American side the extension of the gas import exemption

 Baghdad - INA - safe Salami

The Ministry of Electricity confirmed the presence of an Iraqi negotiating delegation to discuss with the American side the extension of the exemption for importing Iranian gas.

Ministry spokesman Ahmed Al-Abadi said in a statement to Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The negotiating delegation informed the American side of the fuel plan and its completion period according to time limits," suggesting that the delegation succeeded in convincing the American side for the purpose of extending the period of importing gas from Iran.

He pointed out that "Iranian gas supplies are currently lagging due to the high season", noting that "the agreement provides for providing Iraq with 25 million cubic meters standard, but now the quantities do not exceed 3 to 6 million cubic feet, which made the national system lose a number of Megawatts and influencing production. "

Al-Abadi added that "as a result of the lack of Iranian gas supplies, the Ministry of Electricity and in coordination with the Ministry of Oil resorted to laying down an emergency plan to provide alternative fuel gasoline and cottage to operate these stations, as well as to rehabilitate the pipeline network to transport national gas from the southern fields towards the Jerusalem station in Baghdad and Bismaya station," pointing to "There is a joint operating room between the ministries of electricity and oil to study the possibility of implementing the fuel plan and contingency plans to supply gas stations with production."

He added that "there is a promising fuel plan to invest the accompanying gas in the oil fields, as well as to rehabilitate the gas fields in Diyala Governorate and other elected regions with a production capacity of about 750 residents by launching a fifth licensing round," noting that "this plan extends for 3 years and upon its completion Iraq will be able to It is necessary to dispense with imported gas in the event that international investment companies are brought in. "