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Q&A: Marfaa Kadhim al-Asadi, deputy director of Basra Gas Company

Iraq's marquee initiative to reduce gas flaring is expanding, though uncertainties remain around gas supply.
Marfaa Kadhim al-Asadi, deputy director of the Basra Gas Company. (Photo courtesy of Basra Gas Company.)

BASRA - Iraq is second only to Russia on the list of countries that burn the most gas in an environmentally ruinous and eocnomically wasteful practice known as flaring.

The Basra Gas Comapny (BGC) was formed a decade ago to help address that problem, by capturing the associated gas that is produced along with crude oil at three giant fields in Basra — Rumaila, West Qurna 1, and Zubair.

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