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Iraq is the world’s 54th-largest producer of natural gas and the country’s output decreased by 3% in 2022, over 2021. The country accounts for 4% of global production, with the world’s other largest producers being the US, Russia and Iran. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the natural gas sector in Iraq in its report, Iraq Exploration & Production, 2022. Buy the report here.

Over the five years to 2022, production from Iraq decreased by a CAGR of 1% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 11% between 2023 and 2027.

The largest producers of natural gas in Iraq are Ministry of Oil, Iraq, Dhi Qar Oil and Dana Gas. Ministry of Oil, Iraq was the largest producer of natural gas in 2022 with output up by 11% on 2021.

Dhi Qar Oil was the second-largest producer, with output up by 0.61%, and Dana Gas was third with a decrease of 0.1% on the previous year.

There are four natural gas producing fields in Iraq, all located onshore. The As Sulaymaniyah has the majority of the natural gas fields in the country with two.

For more detailed analysis of natural gas sector in Iraq, buy the report here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Oil & Gas Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of 34,000+ oil and gas fields, 400,000+ exploration blocks, 1,100+ LNG terminals, 3,400+ gas processing plants, 5,000+ storage terminals, and 8,000+ pipelines, 1,400+ refineries and 13,000+ petrochemical plants worldwide.