Khuzestan ready to develop gas supply to southern Iraqi cities: Official

Ahvaz, May 27, IRNA - Managing director of Khuzestan Gas Company noting that the province's request to develop the gas network to Iraq has been agreed, underlined there is necessary readiness for development of the network to southern Iraqi cities.

Abdullah Abulpoor said on Sunday that the 48-inch export line, with a pressure of 1,400 psi to Iraq, was launched two years ago, which is currently supplying gas to two power plants in the south of the country.

He emphasized that the volume used for these plants in the cold season was 40,000-50,000 cubic meters of gas per hour, and made the remark that the gas export line to Iraq was designed in such a way that in addition to the possibility of network expansion in the southern cities it has the ability to expand the line to the city of Baghdad.

The official went on to say that the development of the gas supply network in Iraq is of particular importance and strategic so that the National Gas Company has recently agreed with our requests to do this, and the province's gas company has proposed its own proposals for doing so .

Answering the question whether the sanctions imposed prevented developing the network of Iranian pipelines in Iraq, he replied, "The gas supply project to the southern cities of Iraq is one of the plans through which we can circumvent the sanctions and we have no problem or challenge in this regard” .

Emphasizing the implementation of the project as soon as possible, the Managing director of Khuzestan Gas Company, highlighted, “It should be noted that the implementation of this project is of particular importance because Saudi Arabia and foreign companies have separately stated that they can supply gas with the gas produced along with the oil to Iraq, and therefore, Iran should not miss the opportunity.


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