Iran’s gas supply to Iraq was expected to commence last year but with regard to insecurity n Iraq and some technical problems it was not realized.
Gas exports to Iraq starts with four million cubic meters per day and is increasable to 35 million cubic meters daily.
Iraq is suffering from severe electricity shortage and Iran’s gas export is expected to be directed to power stations in that country to be used in generation of electricity.
Meanwhile, Amir Hossein Zamaninia, deputy oil minister was quoted as saying that Iran will deliver gas to Iraq on the border in the month of Farvardin.
Speaking after a meeting with Iraqi oil minister deputy, he said after the nuclear agreement this is the first session with an Iraqi delegation, adding that they had no major problems in putting the memoranda achieved with Iran into operation.
He said Iran is ready, upon the schedule, to deliver gas to that country and it is expected that Iraq will be ready to receive gas from Iran.
Zamaninia further remarked that currently 20 km of the pipeline in Iraq for transfer of gas is not completed yet.