Iraq increases gas utilization, aims for zero gas flaring by 2028: Prime Minister

09 June, 2024

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani announced on Saturday that Iraq's utilization of associated gas has increased to over 60%, with a goal to achieve zero gas flaring by 2028m shafaq News reported.

During the inauguration of the associated gas processing project at the Halfaya oil field in Maysan governorate, PM Al-Sudani said the facility has a production capacity of 300 million standard cubic feet per day and aims to halt gas flaring and promote environmental sustainability.

The Iraqi prime minister emphasized that the gas produced will directly support power generation and reduce the need for imports, which drain hard currency. Gas production has increased from 2,972 million standard cubic feet per day in 2022 to 3,100 million currently, with 1,800 million standard cubic feet per day being utilized.

"The investment in associated gas has risen from 50% to 61%, with ongoing efforts to utilize all gas produced and achieve zero flaring by 2028."

Deputy Prime Minister for Energy and Oil Minister Hayan Abdul Ghani highlighted that the Halfaya gas processing project represents a significant advancement in the oil industry and associated gas utilization, transforming it into beneficial energy that supports Iraq's energy sector. He acknowledged the collaborative efforts of PetroChina and Maysan Oil Company.


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