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Oil: Negotiating with a British company to extend gas pipelines to residential areas
Economy News - Baghdad
The General Company for Filling and Gas Services confirmed negotiations with a British company and companies from the region to start extending liquid gas pipelines to some residential areas, and while it approved the installment of the amount received to install gas systems for wheels, it announced its success by adopting this material instead of black oil in the operation of floor factories .
The company’s director, Eng. Ali Al-Moussawi, said in an interview with Al-Sabah newspaper, which was viewed by “Al-Iqtisad News,” that the company and its contribution by alleviating the burden of the citizens of the owners of the wheels who wanted to install gas systems, intentionally to install the amount of the system’s monetary amount of 500 thousand dinars over 10 months and to sponsor an employee, stressing This system has proven a great success from the economic and environmental sides .
He added that the percentage of purity in the gas material prepared for wheels reaches 110 percent at a price of 200 dinars per liter, while the improved purity of gasoline reaches 85 percent and at a price of 850 dinars per liter, stressing that gas prices in Iraq are supported, in addition to the systems that are installed within International specifications .
Al-Musawi said that the company has a large workshop to install gas systems in the Dora region, which operates according to international specifications and seeks to build other workshops in the governorates of Basra, Najaf, Nineveh and the city of Fallujah, indicating that the number of wheels that are currently running on gas is 9,000 wheels and there is a plan to completely transform the government’s number of wheels. 80 thousand wheels, as the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers has been approached in this regard to reduce dependence on gasoline, whose imports cost large sums .
He stated that the company has approximately 45 gas filling stations, and it is expected to increase to 100 during the next few period, in addition to granting gas plants throughout the country approval to build filling stations of this type, revealing that the company will also offer to build gas filling stations as an opportunity Investment for the private sector provided that approval is by it and work is under its supervision .
Al-Mousawi announced that a decision had been taken since 2013 that obliged the residential investment complexes to establish gas networks under the supervision of the company, as they were implemented in Bismayah Complex, and the modern complexes are constantly being equipped with gas through the basins .
He stated that a British company and companies from the region wish to implement projects in the governorates of Karbala and Kirkuk to build gas pipelines for residential areas, and they are now in the process of negotiating, pointing to opening the door for investment in this area provided that the approval of local governments and the company’s supervision of the type of materials and linking mechanisms .
Al-Musawi confirmed the company's success in delivering and approving gas as fuel for brick factories instead of black oil, and this matter cost the company a lot to implement it, as it was subjected to direct threats by people who smuggle black oil out of the country, especially since these plants were receiving 4 million liters of black oil. A large part of it is for smuggling .
He continued that the operations of delivering gas to these laboratories were carried out in coordination with the University of Technology, which approved the success of the experiment, stressing the preparation of plans to adopt gas as fuel in all industrial works to reduce dependence on other fuels. He stated that the company was invited as an observer member of the International Liquefied Gas Association, which is the only association in the world with this specialization and includes 300 international companies, which have consultative functions with the United Nations, and this is evidence of the company's development in the field of systems and gas networks .
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