Iraq exports first shipment of liquid gas from Basra


20/03/2016 14:09

Long-Presse / Basra

The Iraqi Oil Ministry on Sunday, the first shipment of gas condensate (liquid) from the production of the Basra Gas Company, through the port to export gas in the Southern Gas Company, and as revealed that the shipment at a rate of 10 thousand cubic meters and by 7 thousand tons, confirmed that the gas condensate export done without the need to contract work for the existence of demand for the material.

He said the oil ministry undersecretary Hamed Zubai during a press conference held in the South Gas Company headquarters in Basra and attended (range Press), said that "this day, saw the first shipment of gas condensate (C 5 plus), at a rate of 10 thousand cubic meters and by 7 thousand tons , from the production of the Basra gas company. "

He Zubai, that "export through the port was the South Gas Company," stressing that "there are other shipments will be issued in the coming days."

The Under the Oil Ministry, noted that "the export of such quantities of gas condensate does not need contracts," noting that "exports are a way of direct sales to the large demand for this article."

For his part, Director of the Basra Gas Company Simon Damon said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The company's production rate in two years amounted to about 630 million cubic meters of gas."

Damon said, "The company is able to export the shipment at a rate of 10 thousand cubic meters of gas in ten days."

The Iraqi ports company, announced on Saturday (19 March 2016), that the tanker carrying a cargo of heavy natural gas (liquid) will start heading toward the Red Sea, while confirming that this is the first time that the issue of Iraq where the liquid gas.

It is noteworthy that this shipment of condensed natural gas (C 5 plus) issued by Iraq is the first in its history.

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