Restricted access to gas is continuing to stymie power production in Kurdistan and is holding back the region’s plans to develop new gas-fired capacity.
Net gas production in the autonomous Iraqi region dropped to 8.68 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) in July from 8.83 MMcm/d in June. Kurdistan’s average gas demand is 22 MMcm/d, most of which is used for power generation. The region needs more gas than usual in the summer, when air conditioning units are turned up.
Kurdistan is using other fuels to help...
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