NEWS
Gas   Electricity  

Iranian Envoy, Iraqi Minister Discuss Bilateral Ties

Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi and Iraqi Electricity Minister Luay al-Khateeb held talks on a range of issues, including ways to boost bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries in various areas.

In the meeting held in Baghdad on Wednesday, Masjedi voiced Iran’s readiness to fully support the Iraqi government, the electricity ministry in particular, according to a statement released by Khateeb’s office.

Tehran and Baghdad need each other and there are strong ties between the two nations, the Iranian diplomat added.

The meeting came as Brian Hook, the special representative for Iran at the US State Department, said Iraq will continue to have access to the energy it needs from Iran to generate and supply electricity.

“Iraq has been granted an exemption” to the energy sanctions the US has re-imposed on Iran, Hook said Monday on a media conference call without providing details.

Iraq is still importing natural gas and electricity from neighboring Iran and has set up a bank account to process payments in Iraqi dinars, according to two Iraqi government officials, who asked not to be identified because they’re not authorized to speak to media, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

Iraq’s central bank officials said in August that the country’s economy is so closely linked to Iran that Baghdad would ask Washington for permission to ignore some US sanctions.

Iraq imports crucial supplies from its neighbor including gas for power stations.

News No: 2537
Date: 2018/11/08 - 10:39
News Source: Tasnim News Agency

Iraq  Iraqi Electricity  gas  Luay al Khateeb  Iraj Masjedi 

Comments:

Leave a Comment:

   
   
   
 

IEA: Gas to Overtake Coal by 2030

Natural gas is expected to overtake coal as the world’s second largest energy source after oil by 2030 due to a drive to cut air pollution and the rise in liquefied natural gas (LNG) use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday.
 

China Overtakes Japan as Top Natural Gas Importer

China has recently overtaken Japan to become the world’s biggest importer of natural gas and will likely keep that crown as pipeline and liquefied natural gas infrastructure grow, according to an analysis by S&P Global Platts.
 

Upgrade Raises KRG Oil Pipeline Capacity

An oil export pipeline in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region has been upgraded to a capacity of 1 million barrels per day from 700,000 bpd, the Kurdish Regional Government’s natural resources ministry said on Sunday.
 

Mild winter could buy ISO-NE time on supply woes

Some early forecasts show a mild winter in the US northeast, which could give electric grid operator ISO-New England more time to seek fixes for its fuel security and capacity issues.
 

US House flip puts scrutiny on Trump energy agenda

Democrats rode a surge in turnout yesterday to win control of the US House of Representatives and offer a new check on President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle regulations in favor of higher production of oil, gas and coal.
 

Upgrade Raises KRG Oil Pipeline Capacity

An oil export pipeline in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region has been upgraded to a capacity of 1 million barrels per day from 700,000 bpd, the Kurdish Regional Government’s natural resources ministry said on Sunday.
Upcoming Events
Find a Job !
Tenders
Publications
 Mines & Metals

Mine & Business Today

 Scrap & Recycling

Ahangan

Our partners