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Kuwait Energy starts producing gas in southern Iraq

Kuwait Energy starts producing gas in southern Iraq

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait Energy PLC started producing natural gas from Siba on Wednesday, the first gas field to be brought on stream in the south of Iraq, an Iraqi oil executive told Reuters.

Siba began producing gas at an initial rate of 25 million cubic feet a day (mcf/d), which should rise gradually to 100 mcf/d by the end of the year, said Kareem Abd Oda, the director general of the joint venture established by Iraq and Kuwait Energy to develop the field.

Siba, south of the city of Basra, is producing natural gas and gas condensates, he added.

The other hydrocarbon reservoirs of southern Iraq that are already in operation produce natural gas alongside crude oil.

The gas extracted in several of these fields is burnt off instead of being captured, as the country lacks the capacity to process it into fuel for local consumption or exports.

The semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government has started producing natural gas from fields in northern Iraq.

Kuwait Energy PLC started producing natural gas from Siba on Wednesday, the first gas field to be brought on stream in the south of Iraq, an Iraqi oil executive told Reuters.

Siba began producing gas at an initial rate of 25 million cubic feet a day (mcf/d), which should rise gradually to 100 mcf/d by the end of the year, said Kareem Abd Oda, the director general of the joint venture established by Iraq and Kuwait Energy to develop the field.

Siba, south of the city of Basra, is producing natural gas and gas condensates, he added.

The other hydrocarbon reservoirs of southern Iraq that are already in operation produce natural gas alongside crude oil.

The gas extracted in several of these fields is burnt off instead of being captured, as the country lacks the capacity to process it into fuel for local consumption or exports.

The semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government has started producing natural gas from fields in northern Iraq.