Video: Iraq Struggles to switch to LPG

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Iraq struggles to switch from use of imported fuel to national gas

The Iraqi government is trying to get people to switch from imported fuel to locally produced gas.

All new public transport vehicles must run on liquefied petroleum gas or LPG.

But despite awareness campaigns and government subsidy, users are reluctant to move away from traditional fuel.

Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Baghdad:

3 Responses to Video: Iraq Struggles to switch to LPG

  1. Ibn Al Iraq 10th February 2020 at 08:28 #


    The GoI, have done almost nothing to promote locally produced Gas, They should run a proper campaign in TV, Newspapers, provide incentives etc. as an Iraqi I have seen none of these!!

    The Ministry of Oil should exert more efforts to capture the flared Gas and fully utilize it ASAP. Pollutions are effecting the south badly.

  2. Nawras Nidhal 10th February 2020 at 13:32 #

    Shouldn't the vehicles' engines be modified to run on LPG?
    I know that medium-large cars in Iraq run exclusively on petrol.
    So, the question, is how can the government ask people to switch to LPG?

  3. khalid saleem 14th March 2020 at 13:58 #

    First of all Miistry of oil should make more efforts to capture flare gas to use it, at the same time they should start with huge infrastructure for LPG storge plants and LPG stations for public use. When they are almost ready, the change of cars are very easy just to involve a deposite for LPG and combustion kit to the engine which are already inetrnationally standard.