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Iraq ponders gas options amid US pressure

As regional tensions mount, Iraq faces a battle to protect its import agreement with Iran as domestic gas demand keeps rising As regional tensions mount, Iraq faces a battle to protect its import agreement with Iran as domestic gas demand keeps rising.
By James Gavin 19 September 2019 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand 0 34592
Facilities at the Taq Taq field in Iraq. (Genel Energy)

The key issue: Baghdad is preparing major contract awards to increase domestic gas production capacity as it is under pressure from the US to cut imports from Iran.

Interfax analysis: Caught in the crossfire between Iran and its opponents, Iraq is watching with keen interest how events unfold following the drone attacks on Saudi Arabian infrastructure last weekend.

Iraq’s close energy relationship with Iran has put it under intense pressure from the United States. Officials in Washington are urging Baghdad to scale back its imports of...