Iraq confirms serious interest in projects to invest associated gas and stop burning it
In the opening speech of the Iraq Clean Energy Forum, which was attended by Shafak News Agency correspondent, Karim Khattab, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil for Extraction Affairs, said, "The Ministry of Oil has paid great attention to the transition from conventional energy to clean and renewable energy, in addition to serious interest in gas investment projects associated with oil operations and the transformation of burned energy into clean energy and work to stop it burning within the next few years."
He added, "In the extraction sector, the Ministry of Oil worked, in agreement with international companies, to reduce emissions resulting from oil operations in oil fields and to adopt the most accurate environmental standards in the renewable energy sector."
Khattab pointed out that, "Achieving the optimal use of resources achieves a large degree of justice between future generations, as well as activating modern technology and linking it to the goals of society, by educating the population about the importance of various technologies in the development field and how to use the available and new ones to improve the quality of society's life and achieve its desired goals without lead to negative environmental risks and impacts.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil stressed, "The government and the ministry's interest in the clean and renewable energy sector, its development, and the increase of its projects over the area of Iraq," noting that "this will not affect the ministry's plans to sustain and increase production of oil and gas, and its great importance in achieving great financial revenues. It contributes to achieving sustainable development, and keeps Iraq playing an important role in the global energy market as it is the second largest producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, and a market that works on the optimal investment of national wealth, and is one of the supporters of all the initiatives that worked to reduce carbon emissions and pollutants.
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