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January Oil Exports: Volume Down, Revenue Up

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for January of 113,111,437 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.649 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.726 bpd exported in December. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 110,245,281 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk […]

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Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for December

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for December of 115,517,974 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.726 million barrels per day (bpd), a increase from the 3.377 bpd exported in November. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 112,450,367 barrels, while exports by […]

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December Oil Exports: Volume Up, Revenue Down

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for December of 115,517,974 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.726 million barrels per day (bpd), a increase from the 3.377 bpd exported in November. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 112,450,367 barrels, while exports by […]

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Kirkuk Oil Exports “to stay Restricted”

By John Lee. Exports from Iraq’s northern Kirkuk oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan will reportedly remain at between 80-90,000 barrels per day, with most of the crude being used to feed local refineries, according to Iraq’s oil minister. Current production at the Kirkuk oilfields stands at around 370,000 bpd, the head of Iraq’s […]

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SOMO Restarts Export of Kirkuk Oil via Turkey

By John Lee. Baghdad has reached an agreement with Kurdish authorities to resume exports from the Kirkuk oilfields, via the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured). In a statement on Friday, the Ministry of Oil said between 50,000 and 100,000 barrels per day would be exported through the pipeline on behalf of the Baghdad-controlled State Oil […]

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Baghdad keen to Restart Oil Exports through Turkey

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] is to visit Turkey this week to discuss expanding cooperation in the oil and energy sector. Among the topics for discussion will be the possible restarting of oil exports via the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured), and the export the Iraqi oil “by SOMO company […]

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Int’l Companies Invited to Invest in New Pipeline

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has invited local and international companies to participate in the execution of the oil export pipeline extension, which extends from the Kirkuk oilfield to the Iraqi-Turkish border, and will run side-by-side with the old strategic pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured). Mr. Assim Jihad, the spokesman of the Ministry […]

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New Pipeline to Export Kirkuk Oil via Ceyhan

By John Lee. Iraq’s Oil Ministry has announced that it will build a new pipeline from Baiji to Fishkabur, enabling Kirkuk oil to be exported again from Turkey’s Ceyhan port (pictured). Kirkuk’s oil was previously being exported via the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) pipeline to Ceyhan, but this has been on hold since Baghdad took […]

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Baghdad “Looks to Take Control of KRG Oil”

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Iraqi State Organization for Marketing Oil (SOMO) announced Nov. 2 that it is arranging with Turkey to allow SOMO to sell Iraqi crude from the disputed territories […]

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Baghdad Denies New Oil Export Agreement with Erbil

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has denied that there is any new agreement between Baghdad and Erbil regarding the export of crude oil. In a statement issued on Monday, the ministry confirms that “the last agreement is still active … [and it] includes the budgets of the last two years in addition to […]

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Iraq, Kurdistan “Jointly Exporting Kirkuk Oil”

By John Lee. Trading sources have told Reuters that Baghdad’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) and Kurdistan have resumed joint exports of crude oil from the giant Kirkuk oil field. The field normally delivers 150,000 barrels per day via the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured). Exports have been suspended since March in a dispute over […]

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