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BGC to Increase Gas Output by 16% by end-Dec

By John Lee. The Basra Gas Company (BGC) is expected to increase production from its current level of 900 million cubic feet per day (mcf/d) to 1,050 mcf/d by the end of this year. A statement from the Ministry of Oil on Thursday added that the project aims to reach a target of 2,000 mcf/d […]

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Iraq Working to make Money, not Burn it up in Gas Flares

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq working to make money, not burn it up in gas flares Iraq plans to expand capacity at its oil refineries while at the same time reducing the amount […]

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Baker Hughes wins Iraq Flare Gas Contract

Baker Hughes, a GE company has been awarded a contract by the South Gas Company of Iraq (SGC) for fast-track solutions to help the recovery of flare gas for Nassiriya and Al Gharraf  [Garraf] oilfields. The importance of the project was highlighted by the attendance of several high-level officials, including HE Jabbar Al-Luaib, the Minister […]

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Shell plans Major Expansion at BGC

By John Lee. Having sold its stake in the West Qurna 1 project to Japan’s Itochu, Shell is now said to be “fully committed” to the giant Basra Gas Company (BGC), which captures gas from Iraq’s southern oilfields. Frits Klap, managing director of BGC, told Reuters that processing capacity has more than tripled to 938 […]

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Iraq to launch Tender for Gas Contracts by end-June

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Iraq’s Council of Ministers has resolved that the Ministry of Oil shall implement the process for awarding Supplemental Natural Gas Processing Contracts (SNGPCs) for the processing of associated gas to qualified investors through a competitive and transparent bidding process that adheres to best international standards. The SNGPCs will provide that investors will […]

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Iraq signs Memorandum of Cooperation with Kuwaiti Company

By John Lee. Iraq’s Oil Ministry has signed a a memorandum of cooperation with the Kuwait-based company Al-Arfaj, with a view to capturing and using associated gas from Iraq’s oil fields. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] ending gas flaring and using the gas for petrochemical production was a priority for the Ministry. According […]

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US Firm to Harvest Flare Gas at Nahr Bin Umar

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has announced an agreement with an American company to invest in the flare gas associated with the Nahr Bin Umar oil field in Basra governorate. The Ministry names the company as “Oren”, but Iraq Oil Report identifies it as the Houston-based Orion Gas Processors. A […]

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Algeria’s Sonatrach to Invest in Iraq

By John Lee. Sonatrach, the state-owned Algerian energy company, is to form a joint venture with Iraq to cooperate in the harvesting of associated flare gas. The will be used for power generation, and in the production of petrochemicals and fertilizers. The deal was agreed during a visit by Algerian Energy Minister Mustapha Guitouni to Baghdad. (Source: […]

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Oil Ministry Clarifies Gas Export Policy

The Ministry of Oil has confirmed that the gas recently exported from Iraq was what it described as “condensed liquids (C5) or ‘natural gasoline,’” a by-product from the associated gas investment extracts used for the industrial purposes, and “not the dry gas which is used for the power generation”. Hamid Y. Salih, the deputy minister […]

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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 […]

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