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Aggreko signs Contract with North Refineries Company

UK-based Aggreko (Middle East) and Iraq’s North Refineries Company have signed a contract for rental of temporary power generators to supply 15MW of power to Baiji Refinery as a first stage. For Aggreko, the world’s largest supplier of temporary power, which also supplies South Refineries Company with 25MW, This contract will help broaden the partnership […]

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Production Restarted at Baiji Refinery

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] announced on Sunday the full rehabilitation of the Salahaddin-2 unit at Baiji oil refinery. The refinery was shut down in 2014 due to the actions of the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). The Salahaddin-2 unit has a capacity of 70,000 barrels per day […]

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Iraq Oil Sector Needs $300bn Investment

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] has said that Iraq’s oil and gas industry will need an investment of $300 billion over the next 15 years. He made the statement during a visit to Japan, at which he also discussed the long relationship between the two countries in the energy […]

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Iraq claims to have Re-taken Baiji Refinery

By John Lee. Iraqi security forces claimed on Thursday to have taken control of most of Baiji oil refinery from the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL). But the complex is reported to have been almost completely destroyed in the long battle for control of the site and nearly town. According to Reuters, conservative estimates […]

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Solar Energy to Meet Electricity Needs?

By John Lee. Iraq’s Electricity Minister, Qassem Fahdawi [Qassim al-Fahdawi] (pictured), has reportedly said that his ministry is looking to invest in solar energy projects, in an attempt to solve the continuing shortage of electricity. He said the country produces only about 11,000 MW of power, but needs 21,000 MW. According to Kuwait’s KUNA news […]

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Video: Shiite Milita fights IS in Baiji

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi fighters from the Shiite popular mobilisation unit were still fighting jihadists from the Islamic state on the outskirts of Iraq’s Baiji oil refinery, about 200 kilometres north of Baghdad, on Sunday.

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Video: Fighting Continues for Refinery

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi security forces are still battling for the control of the country’s largest refinery in Baiji, where the Islamic state group has been launching several offensives:  

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IS Attacks Baiji Refinery

By John Lee. Islamic State militants (IS, ISIS, ISIL) breached the security perimeter around Baiji [Beiji, Bayji) refinery on Monday, but were repelled by security forces and coalition airstrikes. The 20-square-kilometer site was under siege for five months last summer, until its liberation in November. According to Reuters, provincial council member Khazaal Hammad said the […]

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Baiji Refinery to Reopen in 3 Months

By John Lee. It will take an estimated three months to restart the giant Baiji refinery, after government troops re-took the facility from Islamic State fighters earlier this week. Bloomberg quotes an engineer at the plant as saying that workers have fled to other provinces, refinery units need maintenance, and militants still control part of the […]

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Baiji Refinery Recaptured

By John Lee. Security sources report that the Iraqi army has broken the five-month-long seige of Baiji [Beiji, Bayji] oil refinery in Salahadin province. Baiji is the largest town to be recaptured from Islamic State (IS) fighters since its offensive across northern Iraq in June. Xinhua News Agency suggests that the capture of Baiji would […]

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