First gas arrives at northern Iraq's power station

According to the statement on KRG’s website, the locally-produced natural gas will replace diesel from the power station.

First gas arrives at northern Iraq's power station

World Bulletin / News Desk

The delivery via pipeline of the first quantities of natural gas from the gas field at Summail in Iraqi Kurdistan, to fuel the Duhok Power Station, have been completed, the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq (KRG) announced Tuesday.

According to the statement on KRG’s website, the locally-produced natural gas will replace diesel from the power station.

"The conversion to natural gas for electricity production is KRG’s strategy to save the people of Kurdistan millions of dollars every year in costly diesel imports for power generation," the statement said.

The Duhok Power Station is a 750 megawatts (mW) power plant in the city of Duhok, located 40 kilometers from the field. The power station’s six turbines have been run on expensive diesel until now due to significant delays in the expected gas deliveries from the Khor Mor area. Each of the turbines consumes around 24 million litres per month of diesel. 

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