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Condensate and LPG Exports Continue

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil have announced that 2 cargoes, one of LPG, one of Condensate, have departed the export terminals at Basra. Iraq began exporting LPG earlier this year through its Basra Gas Company Joint Venture, a consortium of Shell, Iraq’s South Gas company and Mitsubishi as the minority stakeholder. Proceeds will […]

First Shipment of Iraqi Liquified Flare Gas

By John Lee. Iraq exported its first shipment of liquified flare gas through Umm Qasr port on Saturday. Describing it as an “historical accomplishment and an economic event“, Dr. Hamid Y. Salih, the Deputy Minister for the gas industry, said the exported quantity was 2,000 tons, with production now running at 5,000 tons/day. Mr. Simon Diamond, […]

Iraq Exports First Shipment of Natural Gas

By John Lee. Iraq exported its first shipment of natural gas on Sunday. Oil Ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said a cargo of about 10,000 standard cubic feet of gas, in the form of condensates, left the port of Umm Qasr. He declined to name the buyer, but Oil and Gas Year cites sources as saying […]

Iraq wins Award for Reduction of Gas Flaring

By John Lee. The World Bank has awarded Iraq’s Ministry of Oil a certificate of appreciation for its efforts and success in reducing the flaring of associated gas. The award was made for the work of the Basra Gas Company (BGC), by the Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR), a public-private initiative comprising international […]

Oil Minister meets with Shell

Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] met on Monday with Hans Nijkamp, the head of Shell in Iraq. and his entourage. The meeting was also attended by the deputy oil ministers, the directors general of the ministry, and representatives from the Basra Gas Company (BGC). The Minister said that Iraq is keen to […]

Basra Gas Company Wins Flaring Reduction Award

The Basrah Gas Company (BGC) has been awarded the World Bank’s prestigious Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) Excellence Award for 2015. The GGFR Excellence Award recognises governments, oil companies and other organisations that have made a significant contribution to gas flaring reduction in the upstream sector of the industry through associated gas utilisation projects, […]

Severn Valve Solutions hits Landmark Achievements

Advertising Feature Southern Iraq’s pre-eminent valve engineering specialist was recently awarded its fourth contract for valve management in the Rumaila field. It has also achieved its mid-term target for workforce localisation. Severn Valve Solutions is an authority in valve performance, compliance and reliability. The business draws on 50 years of OEM valve expertise, 30 years’ […]

Fugro Wins Contract Extension by BGC

Fugro has been awarded a three year contract extension by Basra Gas Company (BGC). The contract covers the provision of topographic and geotechnical services in the Basrah province of Southern Iraq, as well as bathymetric surveys and metocean services. Since being awarded the contract in March 2014, Fugro has provided geotechnical and topographical survey investigation […]

Iraq has Lost Billions from Gas Flaring

By John Lee. The former head of the Energy Studies Department at the Opec Secretariat in Vienna has said that delays in capturing associated gas from Iraq’s oilfields is costing the country billions of dollars. Saadallah Al Fathi told GulfNews.com that the Basra Gas Company (BGC) is very slow in rehabilitating and maintaining the plants […]

Fugro wins Contract from Basra Gas Company

Fugro has been awarded a contract for one year, plus a year extension option, by Basra Gas Company (BGC) for the provision of Geotechnical Investigations and Topographic Services in the Basrah province of Southern Iraq. Fugro will provide geotechnical and topographical survey investigation services at various locations throughout the project area to support a number […]

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 […]