Official says negotiations are underway for increased Iran gas sales to Iraq
The spokesman of Iraq Electricity Ministry said on Sunday that Iraq has paid its debt to Iran for gas exports and negotiations are now underway for increased gas imports from Iran.

The Iraqi National News Agency (NINA) quoted the Spokesman of Iraq Electricity Ministry, Ahmad Musa as saying, "We are now importing 20 million cubic meters of gas from Iran and Iraq's former debt for gas imports from that country is fully paid."
He said that the volume of gas imports does not suffice for Iraq, particularly because some of "our electricity generator stations" have decreased their production because of gas shortage.
The spokesman of Iraq Electricity Ministry said that the negotiations, meetings and rotating visits of their two countries' officials aimed at increased Iran gas exports to Iraq are now underway.
He said that a delegation of Iraqi officials are going to visit Iran now that Iraq's debts for its former gas imports are paid off, and the new contracts that will be signed for the purpose are complete with sufficient guarantees on both sides.
Musa said that now the electricity consumption is at medium level, but in the winter it will reach the peak, and Iraq will need 55 million cubic meters of gas per day to provide sufficient electricity.
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