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EU, World Bank support Iraq Energy Sector Reforms

In the framework of the financing agreement signed yesterday by the Government of Iraq (GoI) and the European Union (EU) committing €14 million (US$15.8 equivalent) to support the government’s efforts to ensure increased and more reliable energy access for the Iraqi population, the EU and the World Bank Group (WBG) have signed today a €12.85 […]

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Ahmed Mousa Jiyad: Preview of a Special Issue on Iraq

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad, Iraq/ Development Consultancy & Research, Guest Editor IJCIS-SI, Email: mou-jiya(at)online.no. 2018 is, in more than one aspect, rather an important year; It commemorates the 60 anniversary of 14 July revolution 1958; it registers thirty years of ending the eight years long Iran-Iraq war; it counts fifteen years of the country’ invasion […]

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Oil Exports Revenues Fall in November

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for November of 101,156,808 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.372 million barrels per day (bpd), a decrease from the 3.478 bpd exported in October. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 100,895,342 barrels, while exports by […]

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SOMO “Squeezing Out” Oil Resellers

By John Lee. Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) is reported to be restricting companies from reselling Basra crude oil on the spot market. Oil traders have told S&P Global Platts that SOMO wants to keep a greater share of the lucrative spot market for itself. The report adds that SOMO is merely implementing restrictions already embedded […]

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BGC to Increase Gas Output by 16% by end-Dec

By John Lee. The Basra Gas Company (BGC) is expected to increase production from its current level of 900 million cubic feet per day (mcf/d) to 1,050 mcf/d by the end of this year. A statement from the Ministry of Oil on Thursday added that the project aims to reach a target of 2,000 mcf/d […]

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Putin may visit Baghdad amid growing Russian-Iraqi Contacts

By Ruslan Mamedov for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Putin eyes visit to Baghdad amid growing Russian-Iraqi contacts Lately, official Russian-Iraqi contacts have been intensifying noticeably. On Nov. 23, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iraqi President Barham Salih met behind […]

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Iraq to Increase Oil Share to Asia in 2019

By John Lee. Iraq has allocated 67 percent of its oil exports for 2019 to Asia, with 20 percent going to the Europe and 13 percent to the United States (or to according to Reuters, to North and South America). In a statement, the Ministry of Oil said the allocation was made based on the […]

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Gas Imports from Iran Interrupted

By John Lee. Gas exports from Iran to Iraq have reportedly been interrupted as authorities in Iran repair pipeline damage caused during a recent earthquake. The gas is used for electricity generation, with the cut reducing available power by 2,500 megawatts (MW). Supplies are expected to be restored over the coming days. (Sources: Iraq Oil […]

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260+ attend IBBC Iraq Reconstruction Conference

IBBC welcomed 260+ delegates to Dubai to discuss ‘Iraq – Reconstruction & Rebuilding, how to deliver Vision’ with expert Industry, Government and International Organisations on 25th November Iraq Britain Business Council held its annual Autumn Conference in Dubai yesterday on the 25th November at the Address Dubai Marina in Dubai. The event hosted many speakers […]

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Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for October

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for October of 107,821,261 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.478 million barrels per day (bpd), a slight decrease from the 3.560 bpd exported in September. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 107,530,008 barrels, giving $7.898 […]

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30% Gas Production Increase at Khor Mor Field

Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum Announce 30% Gas Production Increase in Kurdistan Region Dana Gas, the Middle East’s leading publicly-listed regional natural gas company, and its partner Crescent Petroleum, have announced achievement of a 30% increase in production capacity at the Khor Mor field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which the companies jointly operate […]

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