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Iraq’s oil and gas industry aims to be energy independent

Iranian gas is a burden on Baghdad’s stretched budget and a loaded issue for domestic and regional politics.

Years of war and instability have damaged Iraq’s gas and oil infrastructure, leaving it dependent on energy imports, despite having huge reserves.

Now it wants to turn that around, with help from overseas investment.

Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports from Zubayr.