Archive | Ahmed Mousa Jiyad

Towards Sound Oil Plans, Policy and Governance

By Tariq Shafiq and Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A Position Statement: Towards Sound Oil Plans, Policy and Governance Through our constant follow-up of the development in the petroleum sector and particularly the activities, statements and information from/ […]

OPEC Cut Impact on Iraq: A Bleak Prospect

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Analyzing December 2016 data prompts three disturbing remarks: First, there is more than 128% difference between what the Minister of Oil and the DG of SOMO said on how much Iraq should […]

Iraq EITI Latest Annual Report: Disappointing Despite Improvement

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraq Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (IEITI) published its seventh annual report (Report 2015) on 31 December 2016; a second annual report released in one year after it released its Report 2014 […]

Budget Law 2017 and OPEC Production Cut Impact

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Budget Law 2017 and OPEC Production Cut Impact – Preliminary Remarks On 7 December, the Iraqi Parliament passed Budget Law 2017 by a majority voting with 186 attendances, before the House went […]

Diwaniya New Refinery: Another Dubious Proposal?

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Two recent statements from a non-oil producing province proposing a new oil refinery in the province, to be financed by private investor(s), were reported by local media. No reference was found to […]

IEITI and Transparency – Midyear Review

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Introduction Within eight months, between December 2015 and July 2016, the National Secretariat (NS) of the Iraqi Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (IEITI) launched two annual reports (2013 & 2014) and Inception Report […]