Q&A: Hayan Abdulghani, Director General of the South Gas Company

Southern Iraq's top gas official discusses initiatives to end flaring, increase electricity to Basrawi citizens, and wean Iraq from Iranian gas imports.
Q&A: Hayan Abdulghani, Director General of the South Gas Company
Hayan Abdulghani, director general of the South Gas Company, speaks to Iraq Oil Report in his Basra office on Dec. 6, 2018. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - The state-run South Gas Company (SGC) has the potential to solve three of the most pressing problems confronting Iraq's energy sector: gas flaring, lack of electricity feedstock, and reliance on gas imports from Iran.

Iraq wastefully burns about half of the associated gas that is currently generated as a byproduct of crude oil production, and SGC oversees the largest effort to end this flaring and process the gas so that it can be used.

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