Middle East Economic Survey


No 29


Maliki Touts Iraqi Gas Prowess Amid Uncertain Times

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Malikis 13 July claim that Iraq could provide 15 bcm/year of gas for the Nabucco gas pipeline project to Europe (see below) came as something of a bombshell. Just the day before, Mr Malikis own office downplayed the prospects of large-scale Iraqi involvement in the 31 bcm/y project. There is little doubt Iraq has the geological potential to deliver BP estimates...