[size=36]Iraq adopts a strategy to support clean energy projects and gas investment[/size]
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The Ministry of Oil announced, on Saturday, that Iraq is adopting a strategy to support clean energy projects and gas investment.
A statement by the ministry, which Mawazine News received a copy of, stated that "Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, during his participation through the electronic platform in the energy transition workshop organized by the International Energy Organization, stressed the keenness of the Iraqi government and the ministry to support clean energy projects through the implementation of large plans and projects. In the field of investing gas associated with oil operations, working to reduce and scaling hydrocarbon emissions, increasing electric power production projects using alternative energy, and reducing the use of heavy fuels.
The Minister of Oil added, according to the statement, that "Iraq has taken practical steps to gradually shift towards clean and renewable energy," noting "the government and the ministry's support for investments in the associated gas sector and converting it into useful energy by adopting a clear strategy by contracting with international companies specialized in this field in the governorates of Basra and Maysan. Dhi Qar and the establishment of the Basra Gas Company, in addition to signing with the French company Total for a set of projects to invest associated gas in addition to other projects carried out by the ministry, leading to an investment of (2600) million standard cubic feet per day within the plans of the Ministry of Oil to invest associated gas from the fields of the southern governorates It is hoped that it will be completed before 2026.
And he indicated that "the second important axis of Iraq's plans is to add (12 kilowatts) to the national electric power system through the use of alternative energy (solar) by contracting with leading international companies in this sector, and working to shift to the use of gas in the operations of operating stations instead of fuel. Heavy duty to reduce emissions and preserve the environment, and this is among the priorities of the Iraqi government.
The Minister of Oil and Chairman of the Ministerial Council for Energy stressed, according to the statement, "Iraq abides by international agreements and conventions that affirm commitment to environmental, health and climate standards and to search for the best means to achieve these goals and work to develop them in order to preserve the environment and human health and help achieve sustainable development."
He explained that "the workshop organized by the International Energy Organization was ministers and experts in the field of international energy, specialists and research and scientific centers, during which the economic aspects of the transition towards alternative energy and the technical aspects represented by technology, plans and studies related to this matter were discussed." Ended 29/A43