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Atrush Production exceeds 1m Barrels in July

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has announced that its subsidiary, TAQA Atrush B.V. (TAQA Iraq), has set a new production record from the Atrush oil field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. For the first time since the field commenced production operations in July 2017, the total monthly production volume exceeded 1 million […]

Oil Ministry’s “Odious Contract Trap” with ExxonMobil

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ministry of Oil and the “Odious Contract’ Trap” with ExxonMobil’ Consortium Talks have intensified recently about the continuation of negotiations between the Ministry of Oil (MoO) and ExxonMobil/CNPC consortium that might […]

Oil, Budgets, Kirkuk still nag Baghdad-Erbil Relations

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.   Oil, budgets, Kirkuk still nag Baghdad-Erbil relations Meetings last month between representatives of Iraq’s federal government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil failed to produce […]

Al-Sumoud Refinery unaffected by Fire

By John Lee. Iraq’s Oil Ministry has confirmed that the Al-Sumoud refinery in Baiji is operating at capacity, following a fire in the area. The director general of the North Refineries Company (NRC), Qassem Abdul Rahman, said the fire was near the refinery but not in it. He pointed out that: “The fire that broke […]

Atrush Block drives Production Gains at TAQA

By John Lee. Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has announced that the group’s oil and gas business delivered strong performance with an 11% increase in revenue, mainly driven by increased production volumes from its assets in Europe and Iraq. In its financial results and operational highlights for the six-month period ending June 30, […]

Iraq turns to BP, Eni for Oil Export Pipeline

By John Lee. Iraq is reported to be close to reaching a deal with BP and Eni for an export pipeline project. Al Jazeera quotes senior Iraqi oil officials as saying that the project was initially planned as part of a “megadeal” with ExxonMobil. They said that under the proposed $400-million agreement, BP and Eni […]

Genel Energy declares maiden Interim Dividend

Genel Energy has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2019. Bill Higgs (pictured), Chief Executive of Genel, said: “These results demonstrate the continued success of our strategy -highly cash generative productionunderpins capital investment in growth opportunities that deliver rapid returns and enables a compelling cash return to shareholders through our […]

Palestine considers Importing Fuel from Iraq

By Huda Baroud for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh visited Iraq July 15 to discuss importing Iraqi fuel. This falls within the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s quest for gradual economic disengagement from Israel. Shtayyeh […]

Iraq “has No Ties to Oil Tanker Seized by Iran”

Iraq’s oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran’s IRGC in the Persian Gulf for smuggling fuel, a report said. “The ministry does not export diesel to the international market,” the Arab country’s oil ministry said in a statement, Iraqi News Agency reported. Iraq’s relevant authorities are […]

Video: New Iraqi Oil Pipeline via Jordan

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is planning to build a new oil pipeline to Jordan which it is banking on to revive revenue sources, after years of war and instability. In addition to expanding refineries and oil […]

Video: Iraq tries to Attract Foreign O&G Investments

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s government wants to see a big increase in oil production. Oil and natural gas make up 90 percent of the country’s revenue. But years of war and new environmental challenges are making […]

Oil Exports Slightly up in July

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for July of 110,548,738 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.556 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.520 million bpd exported in June. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 106,500,015 barrels, while exports […]