Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohammad Shia al-Sudani on Thursday headed an expanded meeting to discuss an integrated gas project with French Total Energies’ CEO Patrick Pouyanné.
According to an official readout, the meeting discussed gas investments in Iraq, including a 600-MMSCF, flared gas plant, the Artawi oilfield, a seawater desalination project, and a 1000-megawatts solar energy.
Prime Minister al-Sudani said that the government program attaches importance to energy projects as the cornerstone of its future vision for the country’s economy.
He also laid emphasis on the “optimal investment” of Iraq’s resources and finding alternative and renewable to wane off fossil fuels.
Al-Sudani said that his government seeks to reduce gas flaring, build eco-friendly projects, and create job opportunities.
Total’s CEO reiterated the French company’s commitment to implementing the contracts it concluded with Iraq and commended the new cabinet’s efforts to provide facilities for the projects, the statement concluded.