Shutting off the fires: conference proposes turning pollution into profit for Iraq
Photo Credit: Pfc. J. Princeville Lawrence, 34th Inf. Div. Public Affairs
An oil refinery in Basrah, Iraq burns off natural gas. This practice, called "flaring," is a significant source of greenhouse gases. The World Bank estimates that every year refiners waste 100 billion cubic meters of natural gas, an amount worth approximately $30.6 billion.
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