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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 […]

Iraq to pay $2bn in Arrears to Foreign Companies

By John Lee. Shafaaq reports that Iraq will pay foreign oil companies about $2 billion in remaining arrears for 2015 in April. The arrears were accumulated to international oil companies (IOCs) such as BP, Shell , ExxonMobil, Eni and Lukoil, which operate in under service contracts, whereby they are paid a fixed dollar fee for […]

Medserv Acquires METS

Malta-based Medserv has announced that it has today completed the acquisition of Middle East Tubular Services (METS), a group of companies based in the UAE, Oman and Iraq. Established in 2006 in Sharjah, UAE, METS has grown rapidly becoming a market leader due to its position as the only one-stop-shop for oil country tubular goods […]

Can Iraq curb Tribal Disputes?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Tribal struggles are weakening Iraq’s efforts to battle the Islamic State, which has occupied large parts of the country since June 2014. It seems Iraqis, who often complained that former President Saddam Hussein’s regime involved them in […]