Iran has stopped gas exports to Iraq while it repairs pipeline damage caused by a recent earthquake, Reuters reported.
The gas halt removes 2,500 megawatts (MW) from Iraq’s power grid, the country’s electricity ministry said in a statement.
Iran informed the electricity ministry of Iraq that the gas exports will be resumed “during the next few days”, while Iraq’s oil ministry will try to supply affected power stations to cover the shortfall.
The pipeline provides gas to several power stations in Iraq: two in Eastern Baghdad and one in Diyala province near the Iranian border. Both provinces are expected to experience power cuts over the coming days.