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Video: Years of Conflict hit Health Services in Basra

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s vast oil wealth once paid for some of the best health services in the Middle East. But decades of conflict and political unrest have led to, what the government admits, a crisis […]

Rocket attack on Oil Workers’ Camp

By John Lee. A rocket has hit a residential and oil operations headquarters near Basra city, wounding three workers at an Iraqi drilling company. The short-range Katyusha missile hit a compound in Burjesia which is used by several international oil companies (IOCs), including ExxonMobil. Oil production and exports are not expected to be affected. (Sources: […]

$1bn Japanese Financing for Basrah Refinery

JICA to Support Iraq’s Reconstruction and Revitalization through Upgrade of Basrah Refinery Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement for Iraq On 16 June, 2019, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Iraqi Government signed a loan agreement at Ministry of Finance in Baghdad. The ODA (Official Development Assistance) loan amounting to JPY 110,000 million […]

Careem extends service to Basra

By John Lee. Ride-hailing service Careem has reportedly started operations in Basra. According to The National, the company, which currently operates in Baghdad and Najaf, also has a pilot project in Erbil. Careem entered the Iraqi market in January 2018, and was bought by Uber for $3.1 billion in March 2019. (Source: The National)

Capstone Wins Order for Microturbines in Basra

US-based Capstone Turbine Corporation (Nasdaq: CPST) has announced today that it has secured an order for two C600 Signature Series microturbines to provide 1.2 megawatts (MW) of energy to power a triethylene glycol (TEG) dehydration facility in the Basra region of Southern Iraq. The order also includes Capstone’s new self-cleaning pulse filtration system which will […]

Production to Increase at Al Faihaa Oilfield

By John Lee. Oil production in the Al Faihaa area (Block 9) in Basra is reportedly expected to increase in the coming year with increasing investment. Dragon Oil CEO Ali Al Jarwan told Oil & Gas Middle East that the company plans to increase production in Iraq to 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2025. […]

Iraq’s Oil Sector caught in crossfire between US, Iran

By Hamdi Malik for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. ExxonMobil evacuated dozens of its non-Iraqi employees from Iraq on May 18. The evacuation follows a US State Department decision to withdraw its non-essential staff from the US Embassy in Baghdad and its consulate […]

StanChart “Expanding in Iraq as Safety Improves”

By John Lee. Standard Chartered bank is reportedly reviving stalled plans to open a new branch for corporate customers in Basra in the first half of 2020. This would be the UK-based bank’s third branch in Iraq. Its Iraq CEO Mohammed Jawad Al-Delaimy told Bloomberg: “Security in Iraq has improved dramatically … We have witnessed […]

Iraq to Export 1m bpd Oil through Jordan

Iraq announced on Thursday the completion of the “technical preparations” to extend a pipeline to export one million barrels of oil per day through Jordan, Petra has reported. “The export capacity of the Basra-Aqaba pipeline, which runs through Jordan, is expected to reach one million barrels per day (bpd),” Iraqi oil minister, Thamir Al-Ghadhban, said […]

Chinese Company “wins Contract” to build NGL Plant

By John Lee. A Chinese company has reportedly won a contract to build a natural gas liquids (NGL) plant in Basra. According to Xinhua, China’s Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation (CPECC) signed the contract on Wednesday with Iraq’s Basra Gas Company (BGC). As a result of the new plant, BGC will increase its gas production […]