Baghdad Sends Liquefied Gas to Kurdistan Region After Khor Mor Gas Field Bombing Disrupts Electricity Supply

The attack on Iraq's Khor Mor gas field disrupted electricity supply, prompting the federal government to dispatch liquefied gas and strengthen defenses. This highlights the vulnerability of critical infrastructure and the need for enhanced security measures.

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Baghdad Sends Liquefied Gas to Kurdistan Region After Khor Mor Gas Field Bombing Disrupts Electricity Supply

Baghdad Sends Liquefied Gas to Kurdistan Region After Khor Mor Gas Field Bombing Disrupts Electricity Supply

The federal government in Baghdad has dispatched liquefied gas to the Kurdistan Region after a drone attack on the Khor Mor gas field disrupted electricity supply, leading to a loss of 2,500 megawatts of production. The attack, which occurred on Friday, killed at least four Yemeni workers at the field operated by UAE energy company Dana Gas.

In response to the bombing, the governments of Baghdad and Erbil have taken "concrete actions" to significantly strengthen defenses at the Khor Mor site, according to Dana Gas. The company announced it is taking steps to resume production at the field, with the decision coming after these defensive measures were implemented. Dana Gas stated that the resumption of production is being done in a phased manner with new measures to maximize the safety of all personnel and facilities.

The Kurdistan Regional Government had requested Baghdad to supply liquefied gas after the field was targeted by drones, causing its shutdown due to the impact on the workforce and fears of recurrence. Khor Mor is Iraq's largest gas field and plays a vital role in electricity generation for the Kurdistan Region.

Why this matters: The attack on the Khor Mor gas field has raised concerns about regional energy security and geopolitical stability. The disruption to electricity supply in the Kurdistan Region highlights the vulnerability of critical infrastructure and the need for enhanced defensive measures to protect vital resources.

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Electricity said the targeting of the Khor Mor field resulted in a loss of 2,500 megawatts of electricity production, leaving the region with only 1,500-1,600 megawatts available, which is not enough to meet energy needs. Kurdish authorities have called on the federal government to find the perpetrators of this "terrorist act" and prevent further attacks, which they say threaten the peace and stability of the country. No group has claimed responsibility for the drone attack so far.

Key Takeaways

  • Baghdad dispatched liquefied gas to Kurdistan after Khor Mor gas field attack.
  • Attack killed 4 Yemeni workers, disrupted 2,500 MW of electricity production.
  • Baghdad and Erbil strengthened defenses at Khor Mor, production to resume.
  • Khor Mor is Iraq's largest gas field, vital for Kurdistan's electricity generation.
  • Attack raises concerns about regional energy security and geopolitical stability.