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07-26-2013, 11:33 AM
Shahristani: we have signed memoranda of understanding will make Iraq a global hub for petrochemical production

07/25/13 / Alsumaria News / Baghdad

Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussain al-Shahristani, on Thursday, that he objected to the purchase of gas turbines for the construction of new generating stations to the lack of dry gas for its work, noting that the Council of Ministers approved the purchase, as pointed out that he had signed memoranda of understanding will make Iraq a global hub for the production of petrochemicals.

Shahristani said in a statement, received "Alsumaria News" a copy of it, that "tenure is the policy-making strategy for Future Energy and coordination between the ministries of energy to carry out their plans approved, and that the responsibility for implementation rests with the ministries concerned," noting that "there is a media campaign to discredit the work of the officials have escalated in recent times, and we put the facts in front of public opinion. "

The al-Shahristani, that "the decision of the Ministry of Electricity buy gas turbines for the construction of new generating stations objected to it while I was minister of oil to the lack of dry gas to work," stressing that "the Council of Ministers approved the purchase based on the commitment of the Ministry of Electricity that these stations will work on any fuel available especially black oil, were imported turbines and remained in the stores of the ministry. "

Shahristani said that "electricity contracts that worked out and signed with international companies amounted to about 30 contracts for the establishment of power plants with a total capacity of more than 17 thousand megawatts entered the 12 stations of which service a total capacity of five thousand and 600 MW, and there are 18 stations under construction did not enter service after , spread over all of Iraq's provinces, and will be the production of electric power after completion flooding on the actual need for all the provinces. "

In the area of ​​the oil industry confirmed Shahristani said that "the plan developed by and implemented through licensing rounds, which was characterized by transparency is unprecedented in Iraq and the region, has won the admiration of the world and has achieved for Iraq returns significant financial through service contracts that kept the wealth of Iraq to the Iraqis."

He Shahristani that "in the field of industries Alaptrrukemaah and had a head start to direct the Ministry of Industry to focus on this industry and fertilizer industry within the strategic plans of energy, and form a higher committee for this purpose," stressing that "called for specialized international companies, and has signed memoranda of understanding to invest in this area, and you those companies develop studies and designs for multiple Petro-chemical complexes will make Iraq a global hub for the production of petrochemicals and we follow ourselves of these projects, "according to the statement.

It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, download Tuesday (July 23, 2013), during a meeting with a number of political analysts and economists, the lack of electrical power to the failure of the Ministry of Electricity, accusing based on its file fraud, vowing Parties found to be involved in disrupting electricity procedures strict, including dismissal.

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