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Oil Exports Up Again in May

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for May of 110,736,670 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.572 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.466 million bpd exported in April. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 106,675,881 barrels, while exports […]

GKP CFO Steps Down

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has announced that Sami Zouari (pictured), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will be stepping down as CFO and a Director of the Company during the second half of the year, and will leave the business by no later than 2 December 2019. Mr Zouari has been CFO of GKP since January 2015 […]

Oil dispute reignites Baghdad-Erbil Tensions

By Kamal Chomani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi is under great pressure from his government to force the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to deliver the allotted 250,000 barrels of oil per day to the State Organization for Marketing of […]

Exxon Ex-Pats “to return to West Qurna 1”

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, employees from Exxon Mobil will start returning to work at the West Qurna 1 oilfield on Sunday. Sources told the news agency that the company had received assurances from the Iraqi Ministry of Oil and the Basra Oil Company (BOC) that its staff would receive extra […]

Shaping Iraq’s Role in the Global Energy Scene

There can be no doubting Iraq’s oil credentials. It is Opec’s number two oil producer, second only to Saudi Arabia, and holds the world’s fifth-largest proved oil reserves. Production is on the rise, having nearly doubled over the past decade, averaging around 4.5 million barrels per day in 2018. Almost 90 per cent of the […]

$122m BP payment to Iraq in 2018

By John Lee. Oil giant BP has just published details of its transactions with the Government of Iraq in 2018 in respect of the Rumaila oilfield, as part of its Report on Payments to Governments 2018. Click on image below to see in more detail: (Source: BP)

Deloitte Report on Kurdistan Oil and Gas (Q4 2018)

Today, the KRG’s Regional Council for Oil and Gas Affairs has published new verified data on the Kurdistan Region’s oil exports, consumption and revenues, covering the period from 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, after a review of the sector by the international “Big 4” audit and consulting firm, Deloitte. The Regional Council for […]

Iraq gets Reprieve to continue Buying Iranian Gas

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US grants Iraq reprieve to continue buying Iranian gas The United States has decided to grant Iraq a third 90-day sanctions waiver so it can continue to purchase gas from […]

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Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for April

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for April of 103,988,607 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.466 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.377 million bpd exported in March. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 100,635,009 barrels, while exports […]