Q&A: Hamza Abdul-Baqi, director general of South Gas Company

The head of southern Iraq's gas sector discusses the expansion of BGC, associated gas processing at Nahr Bin Omar, and the Ratawi gas hub.

BASRA - The first phase of the Basra Gas Company’s expansion is due to be operational in June this year with a second phase expected to come online in the first quarter of 2024, boosting total capacity by a combined 400 million standard cubic feet per day (scf/d) to 1.4 billion scf/d.

This will eliminate all flaring from Rumaila, West Qurna 1 and Zubair, South Gas Company (SGC) Director General Hamza Abdul-Baqi said in an interview with Iraq Oil Report at company headquarters in Basra.

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