Hamid Reza Iraqi, Executive Director of the National Gas Company of Iran, to address the financial constraints to the process of exporting gas to Iraq, and actually supply about 10 million cubic meters per day through a pipeline to Baghdad.
The Iraqi confirmed in an interview, near the start of the process of exporting gas to Iraq through the “Shalmge” border in southwestern Iran, indicating that according to the plan is possible to export 7 million cubic meters of gas per day to Basra across the region.
“The Iraqi national gas company, has created an export terminal and facilities in Basra and there are no problems in the start of the export operation of the province in southern Iraq.”
Iran has signed a memorandum of understanding with Iraq in 2009, which turned into a final agreement two years later, under which Iran undertakes to export 20 to 25 million cubic meters of gas per day to feed Al-Mansour and Al-Sadr electric stations in Baghdad.
In 2015, Iran signed another export contract with Iraq which supplies 25-40 million cubic meters of gas per day to feed the Shatt al-Basra plant.