Interview: Ali Khudhier of South Gas Company

SGC chief talks about projected increases in gas production, potential export routes, and the ultimatum on Shell’s gas deal.
Interview: Ali Khudhier of South Gas Company
Iraq’s crude oil extraction also produces huge volumes of associated natural gas, half of which is currently burned off as a waste byproduct in flares like these, at the Rumaila oil field in Basra province. (ESSAM AL-SUDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

KHOR AL-ZUBAIR, IRAQ - Iraq's massive oil sector typically casts a shadow over another key natural resource: natural gas.

The country plans to turn the world's 12th largest natural gas reserves into ample supply to Iraq's growing fuel demand for power stations, industry and domestic consumer use.

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