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Is Oil Industry Killing the Poor in Wasit?

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Chinese Company Pollutes, Causes Disease: Is The Oil Industry Killing The Poor in Wasit? As soon as the Chinese oil company began extracting oil from the Ahdab oil field in […]

Capital Gain Tax on IOCs in Iraq

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Many countries impose capital gain tax on individuals, companies and corporations when a profit realized from the sale of assets. National and state legislation often has a large array of fiscal obligations […]

Ahdab Oilfield Hits 140,000 Barrels Per Day

By John Lee. Aswat al-Iraq reports that crude oil production at the al-Ahdab oil field has reached 140,000 barrels per day. According to an official statement from Wassit province, the field has 170 operational wells. The field, in central Iraq, is being developed by Chinese firm CNPC. (Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

Oil Output to be Increased at al-Ahdab

Iraq’s Oil Ministry has formally approved a proposal to raise production at the al-Ahdab oil field to 200,000 bpd. The Chinese National Petroleum Company (CNPC) that started exploring the field in June. It is considered to be CNPC’s largest oil investment in the Middle East and the first oil field to be newly explored in […]

Al-Ahdab Oil Contract has Many Flaws

Ahmed Mousa Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES). He was formerly a senior economist with the Iraq National Oil Company and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil, Chief Expert for the Council of Ministers, Director at the Ministry of Trade, and International Specialist with UN. He is […]

CNPC Completes First Phase of Al-Ahdab Field

Reuters reports that the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the first foreign oil company to sign an oil service contract in Iraq after former president Saddam Hussein was toppled, said on Monday said that it completed construction of the first phase of the Al-Ahdab oilfield. The parent of PetroChina Co Ltd said it started work […]

Oil Ministry Denounces Police Raid in CNPC Oilfield

Further to our report yesterday on the police raid on CNPC’s al-ahdab oilfield, Iraq’s Oil Ministry said on Tuesday that security forces had violated the law, and expressed concern for the affect it could have on foreign investment in the oil sector. “Oil sites and facilities are under the control of the Central Government and […]

“Corruption” at Al-Ahdab, Execs Dismissed

A media department official in Wassit Council said on Sunday that they had expelled executives from the Al-Ahdab oil field accusing them of embezzling public funds. Taha Hassan Abdul told AKnews that the decision came after a delegation from Wasit council including its deputy chairman visited the field, 30 km west of Kut, with a […]

Oil Production Expected to Rise 13% Next Year

Iraq expects to increase daily crude production by about 13 percent next year, an Oil Ministry official said. “We expect an increase of about 300,000 barrels per day,” Abdul Mahdy al-Ameedi, deputy director general at Iraq’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD), said in a telephone interview with Bloomberg. “This includes about 60,000 barrels per […]

Iraq Expects 60,000 bpd Output from al-Ahdab in 2011

Iraq expects the CNPC-operated al-Ahdab oilfield to have an initial production rate of 60,000 barrels per day from July 2011, Deputy Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi said on Sunday. Al-Ahdab was the first major oilfield development contract awarded by the Iraqi government after the 2003 US-led invasion when it agreed to revive a Saddam Hussein-era […]