Oil announces first shipment of liquefied gas a quantity of up to 2,000 tons
14:11 pm (Baghdad time)
Baghdad balances News
The Oil Ministry announced on Saturday, the first shipment of liquefied gas through a dedicated port for the export of gas in the province of Basra, as called for an end to the phenomenon of associated gas flaring.
The agent said the oil ministry for gas Hamid Zubai during a press conference in the port of export of gas in the area of ​​Umm Qasr and I followed / balances News /, that "Iraq is managed today for the first time to export 2,000 tons of compressed liquefied gas surplus for the local need."
He added, "The shipment will be followed by other shipments in the near future, since the Iraq overcome self-sufficiency in gas, which is used in the cooking stage, and became has strategic stocks of this article, therefore, turned to join the Gas Exporting liquefied countries after it was one of the importing countries ".
He Zubai, that "Iraq aspires to be one of the biggest exporters of liquefied natural gas in the region."
And between that "LNG glut prompted the ministry towards the implementation of the project to promote the use of this type of gas as a fuel for cars, a project that has a positive impact on the environment, and is of great economic importance because Iraq is forced to import gasoline millions of dollars."
He pointed out that "the first shipment of LNG was arranged export procedures by the company (SOMO), were determined price charged under world prices for gas."
The undersecretary of the ministry, that "the ministry is determined to get rid of the phenomenon associated with the extraction of oil gas flaring completely by 2018, and there is a strategic plan adopted by the ministry for years to achieve this goal, and is currently invest between 50 to 60% of the associated gas volumes." It ended http://www.mawazin.net/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%D9%81%D8%B7-%D8%AA%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%86-%D8%AA%D8%B5%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%A3%D9