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Basra Crude Oil Exports to Rise

By John Lee. Platts reports that Iraq will export 3.257 million bpd of Basra crude oil in September, up 13 percent from August. According to a provisional loading schedule seen by Platts, this will consist of 2.324 million bpd of Basra Light and 933,333 bpd of Basra Heavy grade. This compares to 2.078 million bpd […]

Power Supply Cut pending Payment of Debts

By John Lee. The Turkish company Karadeniz Holding has reportedly stopped supplying electricity from its three generating ships loctated in the ports of Khor al-Zubair, Umm Qasr and Abu Flous. Local media report that the move is due to the non-payment of debts to the company by the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity. The company had […]

Protesters Demand Jobs in Basra

By John Lee. Hundreds of people protested in Zubair on Sunday to demand jobs. Asharq al-Aswat reports that the protesters tried to block access to oil fields managed by BP and Eni, saying that the oil is “being stolen by thieves.” Despite its oil wealth, the Basra region suffers from poor services and huge unemployment, […]

Oil Exports Up in July

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s oil exports have been recorded at an average of 3.28 mbpd for July, a rise from 3.18 mbpd in June. This is good news for Iraq, although a two month fall in exports due to infrastructure problems was offset by a slight increase in the price of oil. In June, a […]

Turkish Power Ships Resume work in Basra

By John Lee. Power supply ships have reportedly returned to work in Basra following threats from the governor to expel them. The ships, reportedly owned by the Turkish-based Karadeniz Holding, had stopped production for several hours due to unpaid debts of $85 million owed to them by the Ministry of Electricity. The Turkish company supplies […]

IBBC Introduces Iraq to Aberdeen Chamber

Entering Iraq: IBBC and members introduce Iraq to the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce Representatives from the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), members KCA Deutag and Control Risks, and UK Trade Envoy for Iraq Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, participated in a Lunch and Learn session at the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce on 13 May […]

Iraq and Iran Discuss Cross Border Fields Plan

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema, who is currently acting Oil Minister until Abadi’s new cabinet is finalized, has recently announced a trip to Tehran to discuss cross border oil fields. Once a controversial topic between Tehran and Baghdad, Iraq’s many cross border oil fields are now back on the agenda as sanctions […]

Germany Donates EUR 4m to Boost Community Policing

The Federal Republic of Germany has donated EUR 4 million to IOM Iraq to support its “Strengthening Community Policing in Iraq” project between March 2016 and December 2017. By supporting community policing in Iraq, IOM enhances overall efforts to advance democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Iraq in liberated areas. Community-policing models […]