Shell Iraq is committed to the economic and social development of local communities and has delivered numerous projects in the communities neighbouring our operations in Basra, in the areas of health, education, capacity building and road safety.
Shell in Iraq
At Shell we aim to meet energy needs in ways that are economically and environmentally viable in our countries of operation. In Iraq, this approach is fully aligned with the country’s strategy of capturing currently flared gas, optimising the investment in its natural resources to achieve energy independence and creating employment opportunities for Iraqis. Shell is doing so through our operations in the Basra Gas Company joint venture and our proposed Nebras petrochemicals project. As one of the first investors in Iraq’s energy sector we are committed to deliver long term value for Iraq and its people for years to come.
Basrah Gas Company is an Iraqi joint venture established between the Iraqi Government, Shell and Mitsubishi to fulfill Iraq’s strategy of energy independence and further investment in its natural gas resources. BGC is one of the largest flare reduction projects in the world and has turned Iraq form a net importer to a net exporter of LPG in record time. BGC is a living example of what good partnerships can bring to Iraq’s current and future generations.