Iraq is exploring the possibility of importing Egyptian gas through Syria
Syria is connected to Egypt through the Arab Gas pipeline, which stretches across 1,200 kilometres. However, following militant attacks on the infrastructure passing through the Sinai peninsula in Egypt, the pipeline has been used less frequently. While Iraq has been looking for alternatives to importing Iranian gas, relying on Syrian infrastructure may not prove reliant. Last year, an attack on the Syrian section of the Arab Gas pipeline caused a blackout across the country. The government said the explosion was the result of a terrorist attack. The proposed pipeline had an initial capacity of 150,000 barrels per day to be built at a cost of $18 billion. The two countries revived the project last year, as diplomatic relations between them improved, with the scheme expanded to include Egypt.