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Iran announces resumption of gas exports to Iraq after pipeline repair

BAGHDAD, Iran is resuming its gas exports to Iraq after a disruption of a pipeline after a landslide and floods, the Iranian Oil Ministry said.

"The gas began to flow again on December 5 after the pipeline was repaired," the Iranian Oil Ministry's website quoted Iran's National Gas Company as saying.

The Iraqi government announced on November 28 that gas exports stopped the day before in the wake of an earthquake, which deprived the Iraqi electricity network of 2500 megawatts under the dependence of Baghdad heavily on Iranian gas to feed stations.

The United States, which imposed sanctions on Iranian oil sector on Nov. 5, said Iraq could continue to import natural gas and power supplies for 45 days as long as it does not pay its payments to Iran in dollars.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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