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Iraq Loses Oil-for-Food Lawsuit

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, a US federal appeals court has rejected Iraq’s effort to sue dozens of companies for allegedly conspiring with the Saddam Hussein regime to subvert the United Nations’ oil-for-food programme and deprive Iraqi citizens of humanitarian aid. The court said Iraq’s government could not recoup damages under […]

Oryx and Others Remove Staff from Iraq

By Patrick M Schmidt. As the United States begun strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, Canadian oil firm, Oryx, began evacuations of staff from their facilities in the Kurdistan region. The company announced that portion of its Demir Dagh oil field had been shut down. Drilling and other operations continued […]

Mystery Buyer of Kurdish Oil Revealed

After months of remaining out of public knowledge, the buyer of Kurdish oil in America has been revealed. The chemical firm LyondellBasell purchased two tankers worth of Kurdish oil in May. The shipments totaled nearly 533,000 barrels of oil and at the time did not result in any legal action. Data retrieved from the U.S. […]

China Consolidates Position in Iraqi Petroleum Sector

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. China and CNPC are Consolidating Further their Positions in Iraq Petroleum Sector Four years after the first bid round took place, some international oil companes (IOCs) are consolidating their positions. while others […]

Turkey Unlikely to Upset Iraq in KRG Energy Deal

By Semih Idiz for Al-Monitor . Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It is no secret, thanks to frequent leaks to the media, that energy cooperation between Turkey and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is continuing apace. This, however, has not broken […]

List of Oil Companies in Kurdistan

Erbil Governorate has compiled and published a list of the top oil companies in Kurdistan [Note: This list was originally compiled and published by Marcopolis – Ed.]. Please click here to see a list of oil companies with licences granted by the Ministry of Oil in Baghdad. [NEW: An updated list can now be found […]

Chevron Signs 3rd KRG Oil Deal

By John Lee. France24 reports that Chevron has signed another oil exploration deal in Iraqi Kurdistan. The contract, under which Chevron will acquire an interest in and operatorship of the Qara Dagh block production sharing contract, is the company’s third in the autonomous region; it was previously barred from working in non-Kurdish parts of the country […]

Iraqi Oil-for-Food Lawsuit Collapses

By John Lee. An Iraqi lawsuit accusing more than 90 companies of conspiring with Saddam Hussein’s regime to frustrate the United Nations’  program, and depriving Iraqis of roughly $10 billion of essential aid, has been dismissed by a court in New York. Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein said the government of Iraq […]