Archive | Ahmed Mousa Jiyad

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 […]

SOMO Reveals More Important Data

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. SOMO Reveals More Important Data on its Marketing Activities In my latest article I suggested that the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) disclose details on its regular (term contract) marketing activities in […]

SOMO Discloses Data on its Spot Sales

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. SOMO Discloses Data on its Spot Sales[1] In an unprecedented move, SOMO and the Ministry of Oil-MoO disclosed recently detailed data on quantities and revenues of crude oil sold directly through “electronic […]

Uneven Development in the Iraqi Petroleum Sector

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. This article may also be downloaded here in pdf format. Restraining the Game-Changer: A Decade of Uneven Development in Iraq Petroleum Sector* Abstract and Introduction The development of the Iraqi petroleum sector […]

IEITI: Making Iraq “Compliant” Again

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. IEITI: Making Iraq “Compliant” Again! The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) suspended Iraq’s status as a “compliant” country on October 2017; the suspension, after initial irrational denial, prompted the Iraqi authorities to […]

Report on “Register of Licenses” – Another Disappointment

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. IEITI Report on “Register of Licenses” – Another Disappointment Iraq EITI (IEITI) released recently the above report, which it says, “In accordance with Standard 2.3 of the International Initiative”; in part it […]

Jiyad: Uneven Development in Iraq Petroleum Sector

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Restraining the Game-Changer: A Decade of Uneven Development in Iraq Petroleum Sector The development of the Iraqi petroleum sector during the period 2008-2018 represents, from all related aspects, a distinct phase in […]

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 […]

Petroleum Policy Proposal for the New Govt

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Petroleum Policy Proposal for the New Government: Contents, Justifications and Indicators Petroleum (oil & gas) sector remains, in the next four years as it has been in previous eight decades, the basic […]

SOMO Does Not Work This Way

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Below is the full Arabic text and source of what was reportedly said by Abdul Alal AL-Yassiry, the Chairman of the Iraqi Centre for Economic and Investment Consultation in Karbala. What prompts […]

KRG Oil Export Revenues 2017 Assessed

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Introduction KRG’ gross oil export revenues, for 2017, stood at $7.9billion but it was left with only $3.9billion as net earnings. When the Region receives less than half of its gross oil […]