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Iraq announces plans to use clean energy to support gas projects

Asharq Al-Awsat:

Iraq’s Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar announced Saturday that Iraq would rely on green energy to invest in gas and produce renewable energy.

During his participation at a workshop organized by the International Energy Organization (IEA), the Minister stressed the government and ministry’s keenness on supporting clean energy projects.

This support is represented by implementing prime projects in associated gas investment, reducing oil hydrocarbon emissions and increasing projects of electricity production via alternative energy.

Abdul Jabbar stated that Iraq has taken practical steps to guarantee a gradual shift towards green and renewable energy.

Iraq adopted a clear strategy by contracting with international companies specialized in this field in Basra, Maysan and Dhi Qar, he noted, adding that Iraq established the Basra Gas Company.

The Iraqi minister went on saying that the country signed an agreement with Total.

This agreement consists of a series of investment projects in associated gas.

[Staff Report]

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