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Explosion Damages Gas Pipeline Near Kirkuk

By John Lee. An explosion on Friday has damaged a section of the pipeline that supplies gas for about half of the electricity generation in Iraqi Kurdistan. The KRG’s Interior Ministry said an investigation was underway to find the cause of the explosion near the district of Shwan. The pipeline feeds gas from the Khor […]

Al-Abadi Opens New Power Station

By John Lee. Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has inaugurated the new 500-MW Najibiyah gas power station in Basra province. The Prime Minister congratulated the citizens and the people of Basra on this important achievement which will increase the supply of electricity. Dr. Haider Al-Abadi said electric power is the lifeblood of the country and […]

Iraq to Receive $1.2bn World Bank Loan

A US$1.2 billion loan will support Iraq in strengthening fiscal stabilization and improving efficiency in the energy sector to help counter the effects of the drop in oil prices and rising security costs. The World Bank Group’s Board of Directors acknowledged the Government of Iraq’s engagement in a rigorous reform program and approved the Emergency […]

PM Barzani Opens Deralok Hydropower Project

In a ceremony attended by Japanese new Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Fumio Iwai, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani inaugurated the 36 megawatt hydropower project near Deralok town in Duhok Governorate. The project is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) within the framework of Japan’s loan to Iraq. Earlier last week, Prime Minister Barzani […]

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, […]

Iran to Supply Extra Gas to Iraq

By Robert Tollast. Iran will be supplying an extra 10 million cubic metres of gas per day to Iraq under a modification of a deal that originally allowed for 25 million cubic metres per day. This is a continuation of a deal in 2013 where Iran would supply gas to Iraqi power plants, Tasnim news agency reports. […]

Investment Opportunity in New Baghdad Power Plant

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity has invited investment in a new power station at al-Yusufiyah, in Baghdad. The contract for the 1200-1400 MW plant will be granted on a build, own and operate basis. Further details are available from the Ministry of Electricity: [email protected] (Source: National Investment Commission) (Electricity image via Shutterstock)

Siemens wins Electricity Order

By John Lee. The Ministry of Electricity has reportedly signed a contract with the German company Siemens for the provision of that includes processing equipment, civil works and the rehabilitation of four 132 kV substations in Baghdad. Shafaaq News reports that the contract includes processing equipment and the execution of civil works for the four […]

Basra’s Beleaguered Governor Under Fire

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Political Independence Doesn’t Pay: Basra’s Beleaguered Governor Under Fire As they have done with the pictures of his predecessors, the protestors in Iraq’s southern Basra province were so angry they […]