Energy Cmte Discusses New Projects

By John Lee.

The Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi chaired a meeting of the Ministerial Committee on Energy (pictured) on Monday.

The meeting discussed the status of power supply and the importance of working to improve it, including a proposed project for 400 KV electric transmission lines on deferred payment basis; a program of maintenance, rehabilitation and equipping of spare parts for the Khairat and Karbala gas power plants; and the rehabilitation of the third and fourth units in al-Doura power plant.

The meeting also discussed the export of flared gas from the Rumaila field to Kuwait until the capacity to capture it is attained, and agreement to run the Amara gas power plant using acid gas instead of gas oil due to its non-availability and the need for the system to operate these units.

(Source: Office of the Prime Minister)

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