Q&A: Ihsan Ismaael, DG of South Gas Company

Iraq is set to increase gas product exports and reach agreements on gas with with IOCs operating southern oil fields, said Ismaael, who is also the chairman of Basra Gas Company.
Q&A: Ihsan Ismaael, DG of South Gas Company
Ihsan Ismaael, director general of the South Gas Company, in his Basra office on Jan. 29, 2017. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

In the few months since Ihsan Ismaael took over as director general for the state-run South Gas Company (SGC), the gas sector has received an infusion of support from Baghdad. Ismaael attributes this to Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luiebi, whose "achievement is to create a healthy environment for the gas industry," Ismaael said in an interview with Iraq Oil Report on the sidelines of the Iraq Finance 2017 conference in Beirut. There was an immediate budget allocation increase after Luiebi took ...

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