Ministry of Electricity announced on Monday, the formation of a delegation headed by its Minister, Ziad Ali Fadel, to negotiate with the Turkmengas Company to import 25 million cubic meters of its gas, while confirming that the availability of this quantity will meet the need of 6 stations by 100 percent.
“According to the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani, a delegation was formed headed by the Minister of Electricity, Ziyad Ali Fadel, in order to negotiate with the Turkmengas Company to prepare additional quantities of electricity natural gas through Iran, at about 25 million cubic meters on a daily basis." The Director General of Electricity Production in the Central Region of the Ministry, Ali Ahmed, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
He explained, "These quantities are to meet the growing need for electrical energy," noting that "the contract concluded with the Iranian Gas Company aims to secure the stations' needs for natural fuel."
Ahmed added, "There is a link between the southern region and the central production region, and thus it will contribute to increasing the stability of the provision of natural gas, in addition to its impact on the stability of the provision of electrical energy in the event of delays or technical problems in Iran."
He added: "If the quantity is available, the need will be filled 100 percent for the units that operate on natural gas, represented by the Mansouriya, Al-Sadr and Bismaya stations, in addition to part of the second southern Baghdad gas stations, and the Al-Quds and Al-Taji stations," pointing out that "the steam stations operate on raw fuel and heavy, in addition to gas stations that operate with local heavy fuel."