Iraqi Oil Minister Details Progress of Some Gas Projects

Iraqi Oil Minister Details Progress of Some Gas Projects

Iraqi gas is considered an energy source that can be relied upon in the future, stated Iraqi Oil Minister, Abdul Ghani, noting that the ministry has taken significant steps in the issue of gas investment to reduce its burning from various oil fields.”

He provided details of some projects that have been signed and activated including the Basra NGL, which is (NGL1) and (NGL2), being implemented by the Basra Gas Company in partnership between Shell and South Gas Company.

Abdul Ghani highlighted the contract signed with Total stating that it is considered as an environmentally friendly project par excellence. The project has a capacity of 600 million cubic feet of gas (mcf). It will utilize solar energy to generate electricity and use seawater for reservoir injection purposes, which will provide five million barrels (mmbbl) of river water for agricultural purposes.

Additionally, he mentioned  that the Halafaya gas field project in Maysan, with a capacity of 300 mcf, has reached the final stages of trial operation and is expected to become operational within two to three months. This project will feed gas into the national network to power stations.

Another project in Nasiriyah, managed by American company Baker Hughes, with a capacity of 200 (mcf), has reached a 65% completion rate and is expected to be operational in the third quarter of the year. with a partial capacity exceeding 60 million cubic feet. This project will utilize gas from the Nasiriyah and Gharraf fields.

On the refinery front, Abdul Ghani said that the Karbala Refinery project is progressing with a capacity of 140,000 barrels per day (bbl/d).

He also affirmed the completion and operation of the fourth unit in the southern refineries in addition to the northern refineries (Baiji) with a capacity of 150,000 barrels per day.

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