Iraq is planning to exploit associated gas at its border oil fields with Iran and Kuwait to generate electricity, a government official said.
Mudher Mohammed Saleh, the financial advisor to the Iraqi government, told Zawya Projects that the plan is to tap the associated gas, which is otherwise flared, to generate electricity.
He said the plan would allow optimal utilisation of associated gas instead of burning it, which is an economic loss and also pollutes the environment.
He said the project could be completed over two years from the start of construction, adding that past consultations with Kuwait and Iran have indicated a willingness on their part to work with Iraq on these fields.
(Reporting by Majda Muhsen; Editing by Anoop Menon)
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