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Speedcast Awarded VSAT License in Iraq

Speedcast International Limited has announced it has been awarded a VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) license to operate in Iraq through its locally-licensed entity, prompting the completion of a new systems integration project providing managed network services for an international oilfield services group in the country. The VSAT license is a strict new requirement as […]

Video: Can Iraqi Kurdistan gain Independence?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq says the date to hold an independence referendum has been set and won’t be changed. That was in response to a request by US secretary of […]

Gulf Keystone: Payment and Operational Update

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has confirmed that a gross payment of $15.0 million ($12.0 million net to GKP) has been received from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for Shaikan crude oil export sales for April 2017. Company’s current cash position is $140.3 million. On August 8th, cumulative production from the Shaikan field reached 40 million barrels; […]

Panalpina wins major Iraq Contract

Panalpina, the Swiss-based provider of supply chain solutions, has won what it describes as its “largest award with a specific oil and gas major to date”. The company was awarded with a contract to manage transportation for a gas project in Iraq, for a minimum of five years, involve high air and LCL (less than […]

Atrush Production Ramping Up

By John Lee. The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has confirmed that production from the Atrush Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq is expected to ramp up towards the 30,000-barrel-per-day project capacity (gross) in 2017. Oil production at Atrush started in July. TAQA is the operator of Atrush and has a 39.9% […]

IMF: “Iraq is Facing a Double Shock”

On August 1, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2017 Article IV consultation with Iraq. Iraq is facing a double shock arising from the conflict with ISIS and the plunge in oil prices. In 2016, real GDP increased by 11 percent owing to a 25 percent increase in oil production, which was […]

Call to Reopen Iraq-Saudi Pipeline

Reuters reports that a former Iraqi oil minister said it was necessary for Iraq to regain the Iraqi Pipeline in Saudi Arabia (IPSA), which has not carried Iraqi crude since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, and which was confiscated by Saudi Arabia in 2001 as compensation for debts owed by Baghdad. Bahr Al Olum, […]

IS Plundered $800m in Cash From Iraq

By John Lee. The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) has reportedly plundered more than $800 million from Iraqi bank facilities and reserves. According to a new report from the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), the group has taken $101 million and 856.5 billion Iraqi dinars ($727.6 million) from banks in the territory it […]

DNO receives Payment for Tawke May Deliveries

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has reported receipt of USD 39.59 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government as payment towards May 2017 crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke license. The funds, to be shared pro-rata by DNO and partner Genel Energy plc, include USD 33.21 million towards monthly […]

Iran steps up Pressure on Iraqi Kurds to Halt Referendum

By Fazel Hawramy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have become entangled in a war of words as the referendum on Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence nears. Both sides are now making veiled threats, which — if they […]

Iran-Iraq Pipeline comes with Major Environmental Costs

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  On July 21, farmers complained about a gas pipeline dredging their farmlands. The pipeline carries gas from Iran to Baghdad through Bismayah, which is located in southeast Baghdad. […]