Tag Archives | Akkas

$4.7bn for Electricity Sector in 2014

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has allocated $4.7 billion to build power plants and finance existing electricity projects this year. Electricity ministry spokesperson Masaab Al-Mudarris told Zawya: “As part of its 2014 plan, the Ministry of Electricity requested a budget of $12 billion to complete existing projects and to sign new contracts to compensate for […]

Private Security Companies in Iraq

By Robert Tollast. Robert Tollast is a consultant at Noorbridge, a Helsinki based consultancy with staff in London and Nasiriyah, Iraq. He has written extensively on security, politics and economic issues in Iraq for various publications, and is currently researching a modern history of Iraq with support from The Middle East Forum. email: [email protected] twitter: […]

KOGAS may Sell Stake in Akkas

By John Lee. The Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) is among the state-owned Korean energy firm that have come under heavy pressure from the country’s new government to shed assets and pay off debt by 2017, reports Reuters. Korea’s Yonhap news agency says that the company is considering selling a 49 percent stake in its fully-owned […]

STX Wins $449m Pipeline Order

By John Lee. Korea’s STX Heavy Industries has won a $449 million order to build a 550-kilometer gas pipeline in northwestern Iraq. The pipeline, scheduled for completion in June 2017, will take gas from the Akkas gas field in Anbar, which is operated by Korea’s KOGAS. (Source: STX)

Big Oil to spend $25bn in Iraq Next Year

By John Lee. Iraq’s deputy prime minister for energy, Hussain al-Shahristani (pictured), has said that ‘Big Oil’ is about to spend over $25 billion next year to boost oil output towards record levels. He predicted that the southern fields are expected to pump an extra 500,000 bpd in 2014, compared to just over 3 million […]

Daewoo Wins $709m Gas Contract

By John Lee. Daewoo Engineering and Construction has won a $709-million contract to upgrade the Akkas gas field in Anbar province, near the Syrian border, the Iraqi cabinet secretary announced. The South Korean company will provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of a central processing facility in the field. Construction of the new facility is […]

Akkas Attack – KOGAS Sticks to Schedule

By John Lee. The Korean Gas Corporation (KOGAS) said on Wednesday that an attack on its operations at the Akkas gas field in Anbar will not delay its plans to start commercial production in September 2015. A spokesman for the state-run company told Platts: “There was no major damage to the facilities at the field, […]