Opening of a project that produces more than 2,000 tons of liquid gas
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Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil Hayan Abdul-Ghani inaugurated the first phase of the LNG liquefaction plant project in the Rumaila field with a capacity of (200) million standard cubic feet per day, announcing that the second phase will be opened at the end of this year to reach the investment capacity of the gas. Accompanying in the field to (400) feeds per day.
In a speech he delivered during the ceremony, the minister said: The Basra Natural Gas Liquefaction Plant project is one of the important projects, and the completion of the first phase of it and its inauguration and operation today is an important step to achieve the goals of the government and the ministry by reducing gas flaring operations, investing this wasted energy, and converting it into clean energy that supplies power stations. Generation of electric power from dry gas at a rate of (320) million standard cubic feet per day. He pointed out that this amount helps in generating (1900) megawatts of electric power supplying the national grid, in addition to producing (2150 tons of liquid cooking gas) per day, in addition to producing (5900) barrels per day of condensate that is used in the production of fuel. And some chemicals and other purposes.
The minister added that the government and the ministry affirmed their keenness, during the past few months, to advance the production process by steps forward by providing the required financial support and solving outstanding problems for the implementation of stalled projects, out of their belief in the need to give priority to sectors that contribute to achieving our goals in sustainable development plans.
It is noteworthy that the Basra Gas Company started building the plant in 2019, and despite the challenges of the Corona pandemic during 2020 and 2021, construction work continued until the completion of the project this year. The plant and the development of the current facilities at the North Rumaila site to enable it to push gas with the required energies, the development of export facilities in the Umm Qasr complex, the rehabilitation of the roads leading to the plant and other works.
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