Tag Archives | Basra Gas Company

Condensate and LPG Exports Continue

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil have announced that 2 cargoes, one of LPG, one of Condensate, have departed the export terminals at Basra. Iraq began exporting LPG earlier this year through its Basra Gas Company Joint Venture, a consortium of Shell, Iraq’s South Gas company and Mitsubishi as the minority stakeholder. Proceeds will […]

Iranian Gas Imports for Iraq in September

By Simon Kent. Iran is to start exporting gas to Iraq from the South Pars field after a year long delay, Bloomberg reports. The shipments will begin at 7 million cubic meters a day for power generation in Baghdad. Another export route is planned for 2017, which will serve Basra, totaling 70 million cubic meters a day […]

New Gas Processing Facility in Maysan

By Simon Kent.  Iraq’s Maysan province, which borders Iran, has opened a new gas processing facility to treat associated gas from the Fakka and Bazargan fields. A statement from Iraq’s Ministry of Oil did not say how much gas was being processed, but the gas had previously been flared and will now be used for power […]

First Shipment of Iraqi Liquified Flare Gas

By John Lee. Iraq exported its first shipment of liquified flare gas through Umm Qasr port on Saturday. Describing it as an “historical accomplishment and an economic event“, Dr. Hamid Y. Salih, the Deputy Minister for the gas industry, said the exported quantity was 2,000 tons, with production now running at 5,000 tons/day. Mr. Simon Diamond, […]

Condensate Exports Continue

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil have announced a 20,000 m3 shipment of condensate, the third since exports began in March. It is likely that the proceeds from this sale will go to pay IOCs, who are still owed funds for contractual work, as stipulated by their Technical Service Contracts. A number of observers […]

Gas Condensate Exports – a New Beginning for Hydrocarbon Industry?

By Rami Khrais for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Do gas condensate exports represent new beginning for Iraq’s hydrocarbon industry? Iraq exported its first shipment of gas condensate on March 20, from the port at Khor al-Zubair to Fujairah in […]

Iraq Exports First Shipment of Natural Gas

By John Lee. Iraq exported its first shipment of natural gas on Sunday. Oil Ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said a cargo of about 10,000 standard cubic feet of gas, in the form of condensates, left the port of Umm Qasr. He declined to name the buyer, but Oil and Gas Year cites sources as saying […]

Iraq wins Award for Reduction of Gas Flaring

By John Lee. The World Bank has awarded Iraq’s Ministry of Oil a certificate of appreciation for its efforts and success in reducing the flaring of associated gas. The award was made for the work of the Basra Gas Company (BGC), by the Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR), a public-private initiative comprising international […]

Oil Minister meets with Shell

Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] met on Monday with Hans Nijkamp, the head of Shell in Iraq. and his entourage. The meeting was also attended by the deputy oil ministers, the directors general of the ministry, and representatives from the Basra Gas Company (BGC). The Minister said that Iraq is keen to […]

Basra Gas Company Wins Flaring Reduction Award

The Basrah Gas Company (BGC) has been awarded the World Bank’s prestigious Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) Excellence Award for 2015. The GGFR Excellence Award recognises governments, oil companies and other organisations that have made a significant contribution to gas flaring reduction in the upstream sector of the industry through associated gas utilisation projects, […]

G4S Win $187 Million Basra Contract

By Simon Kent. G4S Risk Management has announced that it has won a new contract to provide security services to Basra Gas Company (BGC) for three years commencing January 2016 with a total contract value of $187 million. The exercise of a two-year extension option would bring the total value to $270 million. BGC operates […]