Q&A: Deputy Oil Minister Hamid Younis Salih

Iraq's top natural gas official outlines new plans, beyond the scope of Basra Gas Company, to capture associated gas and reduce flaring in southern Iraq.
Q&A: Deputy Oil Minister Hamid Younis Salih
Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister Hamid Younis Salih speaks at the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce's "Iraq Dialogue" on May 3, 2017, in Houston. (Source: Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister Hamid Younis Salih speaks at the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce)

A week after he became Oil Minister last August, and in two subsequent interviews with Iraq Oil Report, Jabbar al-Luiebi said unlocking Iraq's natural gas potential was a top priority. To pursue this goal, Luiebi's deputy, Hamid Younis Salih, recently visited Houston to court prospective investors for a series of projects aimed at capturing the associated gas that is generated as a byproduct of Iraq's crude oil production. Much of this gas, worth billions of dollars per year, is currently...

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