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.
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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