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Iran Cuts Gas Flows to Iraq, Threatens Further Reductions

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Iran has slashed the amount of natural gas it exports to Iraq and threatened further cutbacks over unpaid bills, increasing the likelihood of more electricity shortages in Baghdad and other major cities.

Iraq has been receiving 5 million cubic meters a day since Iran cut its daily exports from 50 million cubic meters two weeks ago, Ahmed Moussa, a spokesman for Iraq’s electricity ministry, said in an interview.

The Iranian government told Iraq it will reduce its supplies to 3 million cubic meters a day starting Sunday, but has not yet implemented the move, he added.

Iran started cutting exports to its neighbor, which is OPEC’s second-biggest oil producer, after Iraq fell behind on its gas payments. Iraq owes around $2.7 billion in unpaid bills, Moussa said.

Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian will meet Iraqi officials in Baghdad on Tuesday to discuss the issue, the spokesman said.

Power production has dropped by around 7 gigawatts as a result of the gas supply curbs, Moussa said. Baghdad and other central locations have been hit hardest by electricity shortages.

While Iraq’s supply of Iranian gas has been disrupted, its electricity imports have continued as normal, he added.





9 Comments on "Iran Cuts Gas Flows to Iraq, Threatens Further Reductions"

  1. makati1 on Tue, 29th Dec 2020 4:20 pm 

    As the world turns, the 7.6 billion plus human virus’ keep fighting over the stuff in the petri dish. Nothing new. Yawn!

  2. FamousDrScanlon on Tue, 29th Dec 2020 9:13 pm 

    Still Just the flu Bros

    Louisiana Congressman-Elect Luke Letlow Dead of COVID at 41

    “Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, a Republican from Louisiana, has died of COVID-19 at the age of 41.

    Letlow lost his battle with the illness just two days after his wife, Julia, issued a statement on social media saying he was in stable condition in the ICU.

    “The doctors have told us the road to recovery and the length of time is hard to predict and different for everyone,” she wrote then.

    “We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of support we have received and feel truly blessed to be touched by the prayers of so many.”

    “However, we are now asking for your patience as we face this battle privately as a family in order to give Luke the rest he needs to ensure his recovery.”

  3. Cloggie on Wed, 30th Dec 2020 12:13 pm 

    Shell peak oil supply was 2019:

    Shell admitted it.

  4. Duncan Idaho on Wed, 30th Dec 2020 1:26 pm 

    Ted Cruz’s Georgia Runoff Fundraising Is Actually Going to His Campaign. He’s Not Alone

    Let’s give credit where it is due– repugs do know how to rip their idiotic voters off.

  5. Abraham van Helsing on Wed, 30th Dec 2020 1:45 pm 

    Trump vows to never surrender:

  6. Duncan Idaho on Wed, 30th Dec 2020 1:56 pm 

    Louisiana Congressman-Elect Luke Letlow Dead of COVID at 41

    Darwin at work—
    Getting rid of the less fit.
    Really doesn’t matter what you or I think.
    A lifeless replicator taking advantage of the clueless.

  7. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 30th Dec 2020 3:14 pm 

    Trump vows to never surrender….to logic & maturity (unlike me).

    Trumpy will do whatever Hymie Town tells him to do, same as the rest of you powerless slaves.

  8. Duncan Idaho on Wed, 30th Dec 2020 6:28 pm 

    The Fat Boy?

    Don’t want to put down infants.

  9. Code Orange! Covid 20 sharts! on Thu, 7th Jan 2021 9:22 am 

    Covid sharts!

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