Tag Archives | Ahmed Mousa Jiyad

Assessment of KRG-Rosneft Recent Deals

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Many of my Kurdish colleagues, members of the Finance and Oil Committees in the Iraqi federal Parliament, asked for my opinion on these deals. In response to that request and due to […]

The New INOC Law: Brief and Dysfunctional

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The New INOC Law: Brief and Dysfunctional The Cabinet approved, on 23 March 2017, the new law for the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) and passed it to the Parliament/House of Representatives […]

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 […]

New Oil Bidding Round Postponed to Mid-2017

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil is to postpone a bidding round for 12 small- and medium-sized oil fields, following criticism of the plans by experts including IBN Expert Blogger Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. In a statement, the Ministry’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) said: “Following to the previous Ministry of Oil Announcement dated […]