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)

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.Then, when local demand is met, Iraq plans to export gas to Europeans and other countries.In his office at the South Gas Company headquarters, director general Ali Khudhier told Iraq Oil Report that pipelines to Kuw...

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