An Iraqi worker worker prepares to operate valves in Nihran Bin Omar field north of Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.

Iraq’s state-run South Gas Company inaugurated a gas pipeline to transport gas, a by-product of oil production, from Nihran Bin Omar field to the national network.

(AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani)