Mr Simon Paul Collis has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq. He will succeed Mr Michael Aron who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Collis will take up his appointment at the end of June 2012. Mr Collis joined the FCO in 1978 and after studying Arabic has […]
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The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]
Levels of violence fell slightly in Iraq last month. Over the course of May AKE documented at least 162 separate attacks around Iraq. Incidents left at least 223 civilians and members of the security forces dead. Dozens more injured and the figure does not include militants and terrorists killed in police or army operations or […]
United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) intends to solicit bids for provision of bulk fuel (Diesel ) for UNAMI vehicles & generators in UNAMI Compound located in Basrah , Iraq for a period of 6 months. Please click here to download tenders details .
Reuters reports that Iraq’s oil exports in May averaged 2.452 million bpd, down from 2.508 million bpd in April. The spokesman for the Oil Ministry, Asim Jihad, said on Saturday that exports from Basra (pictured) were 2.086 million bpd in May, with another 366,000 bpd from Kirkuk, including 7,000 bpd sent by truck through Jordan. […]
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., a joint venture between Chevron and ConocoPhillips, signed a letter of intent to evaluate the feasibility of developing a petrochemical plant in Iraq, according to a report from Bloomberg. Hanaa al-Husseini, a spokeswoman for the Industry and Minerals Ministry, said the company would look into building a new facility and upgrading […]
SOUTH OIL COMPANY REQUISITIONS LIST CLOSING DATE 1/7/2012 ALL PARTICIPANTS IN ENQURIES THAT WILL BE RE- ANNOUNCED SHOULD FOLLOW -UP OUR REQUISITIONS LISTS AND CLOSING DATE ON OUR WEB SITE INSTEAD OF NOTIFICATION BY FAX OR E-MAIL AND SUBMIT EITHER RENEWED […]
Maersk Line has opened a new branch in the port of Umm Qasr, in the Basrah region of Iraq. Until very recently Iraq was seen as being too dangerous for Maersk Line to risk opening an office. Thankfully conditions are changing, and Maersk Line is determined to do its bit to both capture business for […]
After almost 10 years, the former chief executive of Australia’s AWB Ltd has admitted to four breaches of the law relating bribes paid to Saddam Hussein’s government between 2001 and 2005 to secure wheat sales. According to the report in The Australian, Andrew Lindberg’s four admissions relate to his having failed to tell the AWB […]
According to a report from UPI, global security consultancy Stratfor says Iran is systematically stealing Iraq’s oil, either by siphoning it off from pipelines to boost its own exports, or by extending its control over Iraq’s southern oilfields in Shiite-controlled Basra province: “Iran’s deep political, economic and militant links in Iraq — particularly in the […]
The first day of Iraq’s fourth energy auction resulted in just one successful bid, with four of the today’s six exploration fields receiving no bids from the 47 pre-qualified bidders. The six blocks offered today were numbers 2, 9, 6, 12, 1 and 11. A consortium of Kuwait Energy (40%), Turkey’s TPAO (Turkiye Petrolleri AO) […]
Levels of violence fell slightly in Iraq last week. At least 43 people were killed and 125 injured in nationwide incidents. A total of 43 bomb attacks left 24 people dead and 106 injured. There were no suicide bombings recorded although a number of militants were killed whilst handling explosive devices that detonated prematurely. A […]