Iraq’s Basra Gas Launches New Growth Program

Iraq’s Basra Gas Launches New Growth Program

Shell Iraq announced the Final Investment Decision (FID) taken by the Basrah Gas Company (BGC) on its growth program, which aims to increase current capacity by 40%, Pipeline reported.

The program will capture flared gas from three major oilfields, namely Rumaila, West Qurna 1 and Zubair, and then convert it into dry gas for power generation in the domestic market and exporting.

“With BGC having recently achieved a new production level of over 1 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), Shell Iraq is proud to have now also reached this growth milestone with an industry-leading competitive project,” said Marcus Antonini, vice president for Shell Iraq.

The growth program also enables higher-margin refrigerated liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports from the refurbished and expanded storage and marine terminal at Um Qasr port in Basrah.


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