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Iraq gets Reprieve to continue Buying Iranian Gas

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US grants Iraq reprieve to continue buying Iranian gas The United States has decided to grant Iraq a third 90-day sanctions waiver so it can continue to purchase gas from […]

Iran Boosting Gas Exports to Iraq

An Iranian official said the exports of natural gas to Iraq are growing steadily and are expected to hit 40 million cubic meters a day in summer. Managing director of the Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company (IGEDC) Hassan Montazer Torbati told Tasnim that Iran’s gas exports to Iraq are constantly increasing and nearing a […]

Video: Iran Sanctions threaten Iraq’s Energy Supply

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. There is a fight over energy in Iraq between the US and Iran. Iraq relies on Iranian gas for nearly half of its energy – gas that is now subject to US sanctions […]

Gas Imports from Iran Interrupted

By John Lee. Gas exports from Iran to Iraq have reportedly been interrupted as authorities in Iran repair pipeline damage caused during a recent earthquake. The gas is used for electricity generation, with the cut reducing available power by 2,500 megawatts (MW). Supplies are expected to be restored over the coming days. (Sources: Iraq Oil […]

Iraq seeks Sanctions Waiver on Iran Energy Trade

Iraq is negotiating with the U.S. for exemptions from the impending snap-back of sanctions against Iran, arguing that it could not cut consumption of Iranian electricity and natural gas immediately without suffering serious economic harm and social instability. An Iraqi delegation was in Washington last week seeking a waiver for its cross-border trade, meeting with […]

Iran to Boost Gas Exports to Iraq

A top Iranian energy official unveiled plans for a rise in natural gas exports to neighboring Iraq next year. In an interview with Tasnim on Saturday, Managing Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hamid Reza Araqi said the country’s exports of natural gas to Iraq will increase during the spring and summer of […]

Iran-Iraq Pipeline comes with Major Environmental Costs

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  On July 21, farmers complained about a gas pipeline dredging their farmlands. The pipeline carries gas from Iran to Baghdad through Bismayah, which is located in southeast Baghdad. […]

Iran says Gas Exports to Iraq set to Increase

Iran‘s deputy oil minister has said gas exports to Iraq has reached 7-8m cubic metres per day and will increase as demand is growing, the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported on July 28. Hamid Reza Araqi (pictured), who is also the head of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), said Iraq has suggested […]

Iran Begins Exporting Natural Gas to Iraq

Iranian Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia announced that the Islamic Republic has started exporting natural gas to neighboring Iraq. The exports of natural gas to the Arab country began on Wednesday night, the Iranian deputy oil minister said. Zamaninia also said the exports started with 7 million cubic meters (mcm) of […]

Iran to Build New Gas Export Pipeline to Iraq

By John Lee. The Planning Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) has said that Iran has started work on the second pipeline for exports of natural gas from Iran to Iraq. Hassan Montazer Torbati (pictured) said construction of the pipeline to south Iraq had begun on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contract. The first pipeline […]