Baghdad, KBR discuss developing Iraq’s gas output

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Baghdad, KBR discuss developing Iraq’s gas output

On Thursday, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, the Prime Minister of Iraq, and KBR, a US-based company that works in the fields of science, technology, and engineering, discussed expanding collaboration in the development of natural gas.

According to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the discussions took place during a meeting with Jay Ibrahim, President of KBR’s Sustainable Technology Solutions, in Houston, Texas, in the southern United States, as part of Ibrahim’s official visit to the country.

The meeting covered the Iraqi government’s efforts to fulfill its commitments to reduce carbon emissions in addition to the engagement with the Iraqi private sector in energy development, where positive discussions are being held in this regard.

Al-Sudani emphasized that the government is committed to creating the ideal conditions for attracting foreign businesses to Iraq to grow the country’s gas industry and utilize associated gas in order to boost the economy and reduce imports.

KBR, which has operations in Iraq, was urged by the Iraqi Prime Minister to work with the private sector in Iraq, which has been able to form partnerships with major specialized businesses.

Ibrahim reaffirmed the US company’s intention to participate in the Nebras Integrated Petrochemical Complex project and operate in the ammonia manufacturing sector. He also said that the company is ready to build an engineering design center and improve Iraqi engineers’ abilities.