Iraq depends on burning liquid fuels in its power stations due to gas shortages. Sky high flaring levels are being curtailed, but progress is slow and with generation capacity set to come on-stream by 2020 oil burn levels are set to remain high.

Iraqi domestic oil burning is set to hit a new record in 2016 despite its recent gains in sales gas production. Efforts to reduce the flaring of associated gas have led to record amounts of sales gas being captured and the trend is upwards. But...