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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Iran’s Gas Exports to Iraq to Begin after Opening LC

The managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said the Islamic Republic is fully ready to start exporting gas to neighbouring Iraq as soon as the Arab country opens a line of credit (LC) for the project. “Iraqis are now negotiating with international banks so they can open an LC,” Hamid Reza Araqi […]

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Iran “warns Iraq over Gas Debts”

By John Lee. Iranian deputy oil minister Ali Kardor has reportedly urged Iraq to pay off its outstanding debts relating to the construction of a joint gas pipeline with the Islamic Republic. According to Mehr News Agency, he said that if Baghdad fails to settle its outstanding debts, Tehran will not deliver gas to Iraq. The […]

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Iran’s Gas Contracts with Iraq “on Hold”

By John Lee. Iran’s gas contracts with Iraq have been put on hold due to the difficulties in Iraq, Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh said on Thursday. “We have two gas contracts with Iraq and we are ready to export gas to Baghdad but they have some difficulty. It depends on Iraqi system,” Zangeneh said. (Source: Sputnik)

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Iran Ready to Start Gas Delivery to Iraq

A senior Iranian oil official said the country has started pumping gas into a pipeline that the Islamic Republic plans to use for exports of natural gas to Iraq. “The pipeline is complete on the Iranian side and will be soon inaugurated by senior Iranian officials to start pumping gas into Iraq,” Managing Director of […]

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