Iranian gas, electricity imports hit by domestic outages Islamic State intensifying attacks on power lines, pylons Iraq under pressure to wean itself off Iranian imports Iraq’s power cuts this summer will be exacerbated by blackouts in Iran, which supplies a big chunk of electricity and gas for power generation to its neighbor, and recurrent Islamic State attacks on infrastructure at a time when the Baghdad government is nearing the end of its term. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now OPEC’s second-biggest producer has long suffered from severe power outages in the hot summer months, where temperatures in the south can top 50 C, leading to deadly protests in the past. However, this year Iraq has suffered from intermittent electricity and gas supply from Iran, which is grappling with a drought and power issues that have slowed energy imports. Added to Iran’s outage […]