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Iraq seeks Sanctions Waiver on Iran Energy Trade

Iraq is negotiating with the U.S. for exemptions from the impending snap-back of sanctions against Iran, arguing that it could not cut consumption of Iranian electricity and natural gas immediately without suffering serious economic harm and social instability. An Iraqi delegation was in Washington last week seeking a waiver for its cross-border trade, meeting with […]

Iran Resumes Electricity Exports to Neighbors: Official

The Iran Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Management Company (Tavanir) announced that it has resumed supplying electricity to neighboring countries since 10 days ago after meeting domestic needs. “Currently, we are exporting 200 to 250 megawatts of electricity to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan,” Spokesman for Tavanir Mahmoudreza Haghifam said on Tuesday. The state-run company will […]

Iraq Fails to convince Iran to Resume Power Supply

Iraqi Electricity Minister Qassem Al-Fahdawi (pictured) said yesterday that his country has failed to convince Iran to resume supplying Iraq with electricity. Last Friday, Al-Fahdawi along with an Iraqi delegation arrived in Tehran where they held talks with Iranian officials to resume supplying Iraq with 1,000 megawatts of electricity, which Tehran cut off about two […]

Iraq to continue Importing Electricity from Iran

By John Lee. Iraq’s Minister of Electricity Qassim Mohammad al-Fahdawi has met with a visiting delegation from Tehran headed by Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade, Mohammad Shariatmadari. They renewed for an additional year a contract under which Iran sells electricity to Iraq. Through four major supply lines, Iran sends 1,000 megawatts of electricity […]

Pakistan to Import Additional Power from Iran

By John Lee. The government of Pakistan is considering importing 100 MW of additional electricity from Iran. According to a report from Pakistan Today the additional power would be used to meet the growing demand for electricity in Gawadar city. At present, power demand in the Gawadar area is met through import of 104 MW […]

Iran keen to Increase Electricity Supply to Pakistan to 3,000 MW

By John Lee. Iran is reported to be keen to increase its electricity supply to Pakistan from 130 megawatts to 3,000 megawatts. According to Pakwired, the Iranian Consul General to Pakistan, Ahmad Mohammadi, told an event in Karachi: “The expansion of ties with neighboring countries is one of the priorities of Iran’s foreign policy and […]

Iran, Romania sign $700m Energy Deal

By John Lee. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has signed an agreement with Romania to build a 1,000-megawatt power station near the Iraqi border. The project signed between Pichak Sanat Ilam Company of Iran and the Romanian side calls for investment of up $700 million, 70 percent of which will be sourced by the […]

Iran Considers Power Export to Oman via Submarine Cable

An Iranian deputy minister unveiled plans for export of electricity to Oman via submarine power cables. Speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Deputy Energy Minister Hooshang Falahatian said initial studies have been conducted on the construction of an undersea power line to export electricity to Oman. According to the official, Tehran and […]

Iran to Raise Electricity Generation Capacity to 100,000 MW

An Iranian deputy energy minister has unveiled plans to raise the country’s power generation capacity to 100,000 megawatts (MW) within the next few years. The electricity generation capacity of the country’s power plants will hit 100,000 MW by 2020, Hushang Falahatian said at the 11th International Energy Conference in Tehran on Monday. He noted that […]

Iran cuts Electricity to Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. Iran has cut electricity to the Penjwen district east of Sulaimani, as well as to neighboring villages in Iraqi Kurdistan, since Monday. According to a report from eKurd, the supply was cut off after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) failed to repay loans of $27 million to Iran. Iran has provided the Penjwen […]

Iran “Best Option to Meet Pakistan’s Energy Needs”

Pakistan’s Minister for Water and Power says Iran being neighbor of Pakistan is the best option and cheapest route to import oil, gas and electricity for the energy starved country. Khawaja Muhammad Asif said lifting of sanctions have opened up new possibilities for increase in import of energy from Iran to Pakistan to 100 MW, […]