Iran to supply Iraq with gas oil
Attempts to keep power stations running see nation importing oil
Iran will supply Iraq with 1.5 million litres of gas oil in an attempt to keep its power stations running, after the Iraqi Electricity Ministry announced earlier this year that some facilities might have to stop power production due to lack of fuel.
Despite being an oil-rich country, Iraq lacks the refinery infrastructure required to produce enough fuel for its power plants, with the country suffering constant blackouts and planned outages, especially over peak summer periods.
Demand for power can be up to 5,000 megawatts more than generating capacity, but officials are hoping the new deal, which will see fuel sold at the market rate for one year, will help the nation reduce the level of service disruption to residents.