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Iran Stops Energy Exports to Iraq

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly suspended the supply of gas and electricity to Iraq, at a time when the country is struggling to cope with with soaring temperatures. According to AP, Iraq already owes Iran $4 billion for energy imports, and Iran is pushing to have the debt paid. More here. (Source: AP)

Iraq begins Importing Electricity from Turkey

By John Lee. Turkey has reportedly begun to export electricity to Iraq. According to Anadolu Agency, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA, EPDK) started supplying Iraq on Monday at a rate of 150 MW, through the Silopi-Zakho transmission line. The deal is due to run until 1st November, 2021. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Iraq, Jordan to Connect Electrical Networks

By John Lee. On Sunday, Iraq and Jordan reportedly signed a contract to connect their electricity networks and sell electrical energy between the two countries. According to INA, the deal will see Jordan providing Iraq with 1000 gigawatt hours per year as a first stage. The 300-km line will connect the new Risha substation, currently […]

US Praises Deal to Import Electricity from GCC

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Republic of Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): The Government of Iraq, Gulf Cooperation Council, and United States have renewed their full support for the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) project to connect the electricity […]

Iraq Signs 2-Year Electricity Import Deal with Iran

Iran signed an agreement on exports of electricity to neighboring Iraq, covering 2020 and 2021. The two sides signed the agreement during a visit to Baghdad by Iran's Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian, stressing their determination to broaden cooperation in the energy sector, despite American pressure on the Iraqi government to reduce economic ties with […]

Iranian Minister in Iraq for Talks on Energy Cooperation

Iran's Minister of Energy Reza Ardekanian has paid a visit to Iraq for talks on energy cooperation. During his trip to Baghdad, Ardekanian will hold talks with his new Iraqi counterpart and the other senior officials of the Arab country to weigh plans for the promotion of cooperation in the electricity industry. The Iranian and […]

US Renews Waiver for Iraq to Import Electricity from Iran

By John Lee. Washington has renewed a waiver for Iraq to continue importing Iranian electricity, a US State Department official said. "The Secretary granted this brief extension of the waiver to allow time for the formation of a credible government," the official said, referring to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and added that the […]

Iraq may Stop Iran Gas Transfers if US Waiver Ends

By John Lee. The head of Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has reportedly said that the bank would stop processing payments for Iranian gas imports if a US sanctions exemption expires next month. Faisal al-Haimus told AFP: "As a bank, the most important thing we have is that we are compliant (with international regulations). That's […]