Iraq’s PM: Iraq increases gas utilization, aims for zero gas flaring by 2028

Iraq's PM: Iraq increases gas utilization, aims for zero gas flaring by 2028

Iraqi Top state leader Mohammed Shia al-Sudani declared on Saturday that Iraq’s usage of related gas has expanded to more than 60%, with an objective to accomplish zero gas erupting by 2028.

PM Al-Sudani stated that the facility, which aims to stop gas flaring and promote environmental sustainability, has a production capacity of 300 million standard cubic feet per day and was inaugurated at the Halfaya oil field in Maysan governorate.

According to al-Sudani, “This landmark project is part of our ongoing efforts to maximize the benefits of our oil and gas resources.” This process began in 2019 and has been closely monitored to ensure its completion. It addresses a huge move toward our financial change and ideal venture methodologies to stop gas erupting and its related wastage and ecological effect.”

In addition, the Iraqi top state leader stressed that the gas created will straightforwardly uphold power age and decrease the requirement for imports, which channel hard cash. With 1,800 million standard cubic feet per day being utilized, gas production has increased from 2,972 million standard cubic feet per day in 2022 to 3,100 million today.

“With ongoing efforts to utilize all gas produced and achieve zero flaring by 2028,” the investment in associated gas has increased from 50% to 61%.

The task, finished under oil permitting adjusts, contains two units, each with a limit of 150 million standard cubic feet. It processes and dries the gas, separating its primary components to produce dry gas for the national grid. This gas is used to power the Amara government and Maysan investment power plants, which generate over 1,200 megawatts.

In addition, the project generates liquid gas to meet Maysan’s requirements, beginning with a capacity of 1,100 tons per day and increasing to 2,200 tons per day for use in automobiles and homes. Other governorates will receive the surplus via transportation.

Additionally, at a rate of 20,000 barrels per day, the facility produces gas condensates that are blended with crude oil to improve its quality. With a production capacity of 20 to 40 tons, sulfur is also produced as a byproduct and is sold by the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company (SOMO).

Delegate Head of the state for Energy and Oil Clergyman Hayan Abdul Ghani featured that the Halfaya gas handling project addresses a huge progression in the oil business and related gas use, changing it into gainful energy that upholds Iraq’s energy area.

Abdul Ghani acknowledged PetroChina and Maysan Oil Company’s collaborative efforts and pointed out that the project has a design capacity of 300 million standard cubic feet per day and consists of two units that can each process 150 million standard cubic feet per day.

The task expects to refine and dry the gas, then separate its center parts to create:

  • Dry gas for local electricity generation stations and the national grid.
  • Fluid gas for cooking and car use, with an underlying limit somewhere in the range of 1,100 and 1,200 tons each day.
  • Gas condensates that are mixed with crude oil to raise the quality of the market.

As a byproduct, the project also contributes to the 20-40 tons of sulfur that SOMO sells as a byproduct.

Izzat Saber, Deputy Minister for Gas Affairs, emphasized that the project is in line with the government’s and ministry’s commitments to support clean energy initiatives and stop gas flaring.

“The ministry succeeds in using 61 percent of associated gas, with plans to increase this to 78 percent by the end of the year, continuing efforts to convert flared gas into useful energy.”