Baghdad is desperately trying to end flaring and provide adequate fuel for powergen. But even with Basrah Gas Company continuing its investment push, everything will need to go right if Iraq is to come anywhere near its 3bn cfd 2022 dream. 

Iraq’s long delayed gas plans are finally taking form. Sales gas volumes have doubled in the last three years (see chart 1) thanks largely to the Shell-led Basrah Gas Company (BGC), and its announcement last week that it took FID to add...