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Post by RamblerNash Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:45 am

Kuwait supplies fuel to Iraq to operate its power plants

Iraq is OPEC's second largest oil producer ...

21/07/2018 - 17:03 Iraq

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In the context of the search for solutions to the crisis of electricity shortage that triggered the protests of Basra last before it extends to most of the cities of southern Iraq last and claimed the lives of 10 demonstrators so far in addition to the injury of hundreds, and while the Iraqi government's stance of demands of protesters closer to promises to achieve the actual, Iraqi Electricity The State of Kuwait will supply the Ministry with kazuel fuel to operate the suspended generation units.

The ministry said in a statement that "under the guidance of the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Oil will begin to equip the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity with kazaweel fuel to operate the suspended generating units and support the operating units."

Adding that it was expected yesterday to arrive at the ports of Basra, a Kuwaiti barge loaded with 30 thousand cubic meters of kerosene fuel, as a down payment, and that the quantities will follow periodically over the coming days.

Iraq, OPEC's second-largest oil producer after Saudi Arabia, has shrunk its refining capacity when militants stormed the Baiji district south of Baghdad in 2014.

In recent months, the ministry has announced an increase in the capacity of the Kirkuk oil refinery and plans to rehabilitate parts of the Baiji refinery this year.

Iraqi forces recovered control of Baiji in 2015, but the refinery suffered serious damage. The country now relies mainly on the Dora refinery in Baghdad and the Shuaiba refinery in the south.

Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 and committed atrocities against its people before an international coalition led by the United States expelled Iraqis.

Iraq has imported between 1500 and 2000 MW from Iran to cover the shortage of its internal production. The Iranian government announced the suspension of export to Iraq in conjunction with the high temperatures that reached in the city of Amara (southern Iraq) to 51 Celsius because of say it is the accumulation of debt to Iraq, More than 23 thousand megawatt hours of electricity, to meet the needs of the population and institutions without interruption. But can not produce more than 15 thousand and 700 megawatts of electricity, leading to the need to import from abroad. The problem is usually exacerbated in the peak season of the summer, with temperatures rising, which coincides with frequent interruptions in the national grid.


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