Rising gas supply powers Kurdistan’s electricity revival

Power generation is increasing now that the KRG has settled crippling legal disputes, unlocking new supplies of natural gas feedstock.
Rising gas supply powers Kurdistan’s electricity revival
The Khor Mor LPG plant in Iraqi Kurdistan in May 2013. (JACOB RUSSELL/Metrography/Iraq Oil Report)

ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is making progress toward achieving 24-hour electricity - taking advantage of rising natural gas production to help close the gap between power supply and demand.

Generation has been increasing steadily in the last three months, according to KRG Electricity Ministry Spokesperson Hama Ameen Hawrami - from an average of 2,500 megawatts in September to a single-day peak of 3,513 megawatts in December.

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