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Basrah Gas Company inaugurates Hammar Mishrif Gas Compression Station – Phase 1.

On the 17th of March, Basrah Gas Company (BGC) launched the first phase to develop Hammar Mishrif Gas Compression Station in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Oil, Mr. Hayan Abdul Ghani.

Hammar Mishrif Gas Compression Station is one of 24 compression stations in BGC, and one of the first stations that has been upgraded since BGC’s inception in 2013. This compression station originally consists of four compressors with a capacity of 35 million standard cubic feet, currently has two additional compressors that have been added with a capacity of 32 million cubic feet per day.

Work is currently underway to add five new compressors in the second phase of this project to increase production capacity to 147 million standard cubic feet per day. The five new compressors will not only increase the ability to capture associated gas and reduce flaring in the Zubair oil field but will also provide stability and reliability in providing dry gas used in power generation.

Andrew Wiper, BGC Managing Director stated: “We have fulfilled our commitments as we launched the first phase of the project to develop Hammar Mishrif Gas Compression Station.

Our goal is to support the vision of the Iraqi government to provide more energy while reducing gas flaring in southern Iraq while converting associated gas into cleaner energy that benefits Iraqi people. BGC is a reputable organization led and managed by skilled Iraqis who are eager to help their country and community. BGC plays a pivotal role in reducing gas flaring from the first licensing round fields and our ambition is to end flaring from the three fields in the long term. With the implementation of each project we offer, we take a step towards achieving our goals.”