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Cabinet to Improve Services in Basra; Approves Kirkuk Refinery License

The Cabinet held its weekly regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. At the meeting, it was decided to: direct the Ministry of Water Resources to deliver water for Basra province to a rate of 75 m3 / s and remove unauthorised structures on the rivers; direct the […]

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Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for July

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for July of 109,857,705 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.544 million barrels per day (bpd), an increase from the 3.521 bpd exported in June. These exports were entirely from the southern terminals, with no exports registered from Kirkuk via Ceyhan. Revenues […]

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SOMO “Close to JV” with China’s Zhenhua

By John Lee. Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) is reported to be close to a deal with China’s state-run Zhenhua Oil to boost its crude oil sales. According to Reuters, China is under pressure to cut oil purchases from Iran, as the United States re-imposes sanctions on Tehran. More here. (Source: Reuters)

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Basra Protests spark Govt Scramble to Create Jobs

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. The Iraqi Cabinet announced Aug. 12 that it has approved a regulation by the Ministry of Labor requiring that 50% of foreign oil company employees working in the country be Iraqis. The move followed […]

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Talks continuing on Iraq-Kuwait Electricity Link

By John Lee. Talks are reportedly continuing to complete the electricity linkage between Iraq and Kuwait. KUNA quotes Kuwait’s Oil Minister and Minister of Electricity and Water Engineer, Bakheet Al-Rashidi (pictured), as saying: “We expect that these negotiations will ultimately lead to linking Iraq’s electricity grid with the Gulf network and then link with Turkey […]

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Weir signs $50m Contracts in Iraq

By John Lee. Weir Oil & Gas Dubai has announced the signing of multi-year contracts in Iraq with two international oil companies totaling more than $50 million USD. According to a press release from the company, the contracts secure the provision of Weir Oil & Gas workshop services and engineering support for an oil field […]

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DNO Reports Payment for Tawke Deliveries

By John Lee. DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has reported receipt of USD 69.03 million as payment for May 2018 crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke license in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The funds will be shared by DNO and partner Genel Energy plc pro-rata to the companies’ […]

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GKP confirms Shaikan Payment

By John Lee. Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has confirmed that a gross payment of $27.0 million ($21.2 million net to GKP) has been received from the Kurdistan Regional Government for Shaikan crude oil sales during May 2018. (Source: GKP)

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Chevron to Develop Oil Fields in Basra

By John Lee. The state-run Basra Oil Company (BOC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with US oil company Chevron to develop oil fields BOC announced the start of the first phase of work and cooperation with Chevron US to develop some oil fields and the establishment of a company. The Director-General pointed out that […]

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DNO Presses Foot on Accelerator in Kurdistan

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced plans for its first dividend distribution to shareholders in 13 years following release of strong half-year 2018 results, including revenues of USD 289 million which were up 83 percent from the same period last year. The Company also reported a net profit of USD 61 […]

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