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Today, Sunday, Oil Minister Ihssan Abdul-Jabbar announced the imminent launch of the natural gas fractionation towers project at the Artawi plant in Basra Governorate.
In an interview with the official Al-Sabah newspaper, Abdul-Jabbar said, "Basra is preparing to build the largest natural gas fractionation towers in the country in the Artawi plant project in the northwest of the governorate, with a capacity of 400 million standard cubic feet per day, which is expected to be produced by the end of 2022."
Abdul-Jabbar added that he would soon launch "a signal to start erecting the tower (retail) within the Basra Gas Company projects to invest associated gas in the licensing fields of major international oil service companies in (West Qurna 1, the American Exxon Mobil Company, the Zubair field, the Italian company ENI, and the field Rumaila, the British company BP.
He explained, "The tower equipment in the project, which weighs more than 600 tons and is 52 meters high, is the main, largest and largest part of the production process between the Basra Gas Plant equipment for the first and second stages, using modern technology to separate liquids with a capacity of 200 million standard cubic feet per day for each stage."
He continued, "The gas investment projects associated with the production of one billion and 200 million additional cubic feet to get rid of burning natural gas, are carried out through the implementation of the associated gas investment project in the Nassiriya processing plant with a capacity of 200 million standard cubic feet per day, and the Halfaya field in Maysan Governorate to invest 300 million feet Cubic, and it is hoped that the two projects will end by the end of 2022, in addition to the Artawi Basra gas project to invest 400 million cubic feet, and the Artawi South Gas project to invest 300 million cubic feet, and they will be completed by 2023.
The Ministry of Oil is keen to complete the burning of gas permanently in 2023, to benefit from it in generating electric power and exporting the surplus.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]