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Weekly Security Update, 09 – 15 September 2014

By Anne-Laure Barbosa at Constellis Consulting The formation of the new Iraqi government last week led to the swift mobilisation of several Western powers pledging support to the Kurds and Iraqi forces. On 15 September, leaders from thirty countries promised to help fight the Islamic State militants in the north of Iraq, following an international meeting […]

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Oil Pipeline Sabotaged in Diwaniya

By John Lee. An oil pipeline passing through the governorate of Diwaniya has reportedly been sabotaged by an explosion, the first event of its kind in the province. Aswat al-Iraq reports that the explosion was made by dynamite underneath the pipeline that runs from Basra to Baghdad. The explosion took place in Saniya area, 12 […]

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Oil Discovered at Block 9

By John Lee. Shares in Dragon Oil closed up 0.2 percent on Wednesday following the discovery of oil at Block 9. Kuwait Energy, Dragon Oil’s partner in Block 9, issued the following update on the exploration well, Faihaa-1, being drilled in the block: Kuwait Energy announces that the consortium comprised of Kuwait Energy (70% and […]

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Saudis Provide Homes to Displaced Families

Funding from Saudi Arabia to the UN will allow UN-Habitat to provide shelter options for internally displaced people, commonly referred to as IDPs, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Following the takeover of Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant movement – ISIL – last June and the influx of more than […]

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Gazprom Starts Oil Deliveries from Badra

By John Lee. Russia’s Gazprom Neft, the operator of the Badra oil field (pictured) in Iraq, has announced that first oil from the field is now being delivered to Iraq’s main pipeline system for transfer to the export terminal in Basra, on the Persian Gulf. Current deliveries from Badra to the pipeline stand at over […]

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Weekly Security Update, 19 – 25 August 2014

By Anne-Laure Barbosa at Constellis Consulting Amidst continuing violence across northern and central Iraq, particularly where Peshmerga, ISF or Shia volunteers defend new borders with IS militants, the shooting of over 60 Sunni worshippers by suspected Shia militiamen in Diyala is a reminder of the extreme sectarian tensions which provide the backdrop to the current headlines […]

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Iraq Oil Exports Up for July

By Patrick Schmidt. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Oil, Iraq exported 75.7 million barrels of oil in July. This figure means that an average of 2.5 million barrels were exported per day and would mark a five percent increase in exports since July 2013. Iraq earned $7.74 billion worth of revenue […]

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LUKOIL Recovering Costs From West Qurna-2

The Sea Triumph, an oil carrier chartered by LITASCO (LUKOIL‘s international marketing and trading arm) has departed the port of Basra in Southern Iraq with the first batch of oil as part of the recovery of LUKOIL’s costs from the West Qurna-2 project. The shipment volume amounts to 1 million barrels of oil. The vessel […]

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Weekly Security Update, 12 – 18 August 2014

By Anne-Laure Barbosa at Constellis Consulting On 14 August, Nouri al-Maliki bowed to increasing domestic and international pressure, and agreed to step down as Prime Minister to endorse Haider al-Abadi in a televised speech. This endorsement paves the way for the formation of a new government, after months of parliamentary deadlock and Maliki’s stubborn insistence to […]

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Urgent Appeal to Help Refugees

British Charity Makes Urgent Appeal to Help Refugees Fleeing Islamic State A British-run charity has launched an emergency appeal to help the many hundreds of thousands of people forced from their homes by the Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq. The AMAR International Charitable Foundation is one of the only organisations offering help to families […]

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Etihad Reroutes Flights and Modifies Schedule

By Patrick M Schmidt. In the wake of other airlines and the American Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) ban for American commercial airlines, Abu Dhabi based airline, Etihad Airways, has announced that they will redirect their aircraft around Iraqi airspace. The airline has cancelled all flights to Erbil, but will maintain its current flight operations to […]

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