In 2012, Iraq’s then-deputy prime minister for energy affairs Husain al-Shahristani prophesied that the country would become a net exporter of electricity within a year. A decade later and the country is increasingly dependent on imports of both power and gas from neighboring Iran.

Despite Iraq’s gas and electricity woes, officials are now pitching gas supplies to Europe at the same time as drawing up plans for imports of Qatari LNG. (CONTINUED - 1220 WORDS)