Iraqi Oil Ministry of Electricity and processed 4 million cubic feet of natural gas per day
22/10/2011 09:53

Baghdad, October 22 / October (Rn) - The Iraqi federal oil ministry, Saturday, it Ottaghzzouzarh power 4 million cubic feet per day of natural gas for use as fuel for power stations gas.

Said the spokesman of the Ministry of Electricity Assem Jihad told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that "The oil ministry provides daily 4 million cubic feet of the needs of the Ministry of Electricity and natural gas to run gas stations."

He added that "The oil ministry is working in coordination with the Ministry for the purchase of electricity and fuel stations from crude oil and liquid gas (Alkazoael) and natural gas to meet the shortfall in power plants need fuel."

He added that "Iraq will reach self-sufficiency of natural gas after the gas fields are developed (Sepah and Mansuriyah and Akkas) in the next three years by companies that won the third round of licenses"

Concluded and the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity Alothadahakda with the Iranian oil ministry on equipping Iraq and a half million liters per day of material Alkazaal value of one dollar per liter.

Iraq has suffered from a severe shortage of electric power, and still the national network is able to provide electricity supply for more than a few hours a day, and come in frequent power outages at the top of citizens' complaints.

According to government figures, the energy available to Iraq is about 9 thousand megawatts, while demand is estimated at up to 14 thousand MW during summer when temperatures exceed 50 degrees Celsius.

Iraq plans to increase the capacity of electricity to 27 thousand MW in the next four years and require an investment of not less than three to $ 4 billion per year to be able to achieve this goal.