By John Lee.
Iraq’s deputy minister of gas affairs, Hamed Younis Saleh al-Zoba’ei, and Hillal Ali Ismaeel Mushtaq, Iraq’s director of general of studies, conducted a three-day tour of North Dakota last week, visiting gas-processing facilities and meeting with state and industry leaders.
Julio Friedmann, the U.S. Energy Department’s deputy assistant secretary for fossil energy, said:
“Iraq is unquestionably serious about reducing flaring … They hope to learn from the experience in North Dakota.”
Friedmann said using more natural gas for power generation in Iraq will help grow its economy and stabilize the country.