Iraq and Saudi sign 13 New Agreements

By John Lee. Iraq and Saudi Arabia have signed 13 political and economic agreements during the visit by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to the Saudi capital Riyadh. According to Reuters, Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban has said that Saudi state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco will help Iraq explore for gas in the western desert. […]

Zhongman starts Drilling in Diyala Province

By John Lee. China’s Zhongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group Corp., Ltd. (ZPEC) has reportedly started drilling its first oil well in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala on Tuesday. The mayor of Qazaniya told Xinhua that it is more than fifty years since an oil well was drilled in Diyala province. Mazin al-Khuzaie added that […]

IBBC presents Iraq’s First Tech Conference

The IBBC (Iraq Britain Business Council) is launching a Tech Conference in Baghdad on 29th and 30th April. The Conference is showcasing leading Iraqi and International companies with the intention of building confidence for Tech initiatives within Iraq. Iraq is at a pivotal point in its development as it revives and rebuilds its infrastructure, so […]

US Provides Additional $100m for Iraq Stabilization

U.S. Government to Provide Additional $100 Million for Iraq Stabilization US Chargé d’Affaires Joey Hood has announced that the United States Government intends to provide an additional $100 million to help stabilize liberated areas once held by the Islamic State. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide the funds to the United […]

Trade Bank of Iraq to open first Saudi Branch

By John Lee. The state-owned Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) will reportedly open its first operational branch outside Iraq on Thursday. Chairman and President Faisal Al-Haimus told Arab News that the new branch in Saudi capital Riyadh will also be the only active Iraqi bank in the Kingdom. (Source: Arab News)

Investment Opportunity: Al-Nasiriyah Int’l Airport

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced a new investment opportunity in Iraq: Due to the historical heritage Thi Qar province enjoys, which goes to thousands of years back and admired by many countries around the world, the need for building the Nasriya International Airport is of great importance in order to […]

Sonangol Ramping Up Oil Production in Iraq

By John Lee. Sonangol has said it plans to increase production at its Najmah and Qayara oilfields to about 230,000 barrels per day (bpd). The Angolan state oil company owns 75 percent of the oilfields, south of the city of Mosul, with estimated oil reserves of more than 1 billion barrels. Output at Qayara is […]

Iraq Container Terminal (ICT) has handled 2m TEUs

By John Lee. The Iraq Container Terminal (ICT) at Umm Qasr Port has reportedly handled container traffic of two million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) since operations started less than nine years ago. According to Hellenic Shipping News, the joint venture between UAE-based Gulftainer and the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) started operations at […]

Iran, Iraq to Set Up 5 Joint Industrial Parks

The Iranian president’s chief of staff said Tehran and Baghdad have agreed to establish five joint industrial parks, including one in Iran’s border province of Kurdistan. Speaking at a meeting on economic development of Kurdistan in the city of Sanandaj on Saturday, Mahmoud Vaezi said Iran and Iraq have devised plans to set up five […]

Dana Gas Doubles Sales in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. Sharjah-based Dana Gas has announces that during Q1 2019, Pearl Petroleum has received $112 million (AED 411mm) from the sale of condensate, LPG and gas in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Dana Gas is a 35% shareholder in Pearl Petroleum and accordingly, its share of such receipts by Pearl Petroleum is […]