Mr. Hamid Y. Salih the deputy minister for gas confirms that the recently exported gas through the Iraqi ports is condensed liquids (C5) or “Natural gasoline” which is incidental result from the associated Gas investment extracts used for the industrial purposes “not the dry gas which is used for the power generation”.
Mr. Salih wants also to notify the media and the people whom are interested with the oil to distinguish between the gas condensed liquids and the other types of the gas fuel which are the dry & liquefied gas.
Mr. Salih said also that the power stations consumes the dry gas, and the Iraqi production of this type of fuel does not fill the need of all the power stations at the current time, so that the ministry of oil imports the rest from the nearby countries to fill the need, in addition to the local alternative fuels. He said also that the ministry have made a plan to increase the production of the dry gas in order to provide the necessary fuel for the national use in the next few years.
Mr. Assim Jihad the spokesman of the ministry said that the ministry is keen to meet the need of the power stations of the different types of fuel such as the dry gas, the gas oil, the crude oil and the black oil, either from the national production or from the imported fuel by coordination with the associated committees with the ministry of electricity.
Mr. Jihad sad also that the ministry was keen to invest the associated gas with oil perfectly by transforming the flare gas into useful source of energy for the electric power stations and the petrochemicals factories, as well as producing the liquefied gas or “the cooking gas “and the condensed gas or “the natural gasoline” for the industrial purposes.