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KRG extends gas pipeline network, raising potential for exports

A new 52-inch pipeline to Dohuk, near the Turkish border, will bring feedstock to a dormant power plant — with extra capacity for more destinations in the future, including potential exports.
The Dohuk power station. (Photo credit: Mass Group)

Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is extending its gas pipeline network toward the Turkish border — a project that promises to unlock gas supplies at multiple fields, increase domestic power generation, and pave the way for potential future exports.

The KRG Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract with the Iraqi Kurdish company KAR Group in December 2021, and implementation has already begun, according to three industry officials and one official at the KRG Ministry of Electricity.

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