Shell, Baghdad Cross Swords Over Iraq Gas Plans


Shell has LNG export plans for Basra Gas output, while Iraq favors a massive ramp-up in gas-fired power generation. Iraq’s gas, and the possibility of exports, proved the most lively topic of debate at an Iraq energy conference this week.


The potential uses for Iraqi gas are very much a moot point for now. The OPEC state flares $10mn a day worth of associated gas (see table, p5) and work by the Shell-led...