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Iraq to Act Against ExxonMobil over KRG Contract

In the continuing row over ExxonMobil‘s contract with the Kurdistan Regional Government, Baghdad has called the deal a violation of the law. Reuters reports that Iraq’s government said it would move to end a major contract with ExxonMobil, apparently referring to the company’s multi-billion dollar contract with Iraq’s oil ministry to develop the 8.7 billion […]

Is Chevron Also in Talks with KRG?

Following the confirmation that ExxonMobil will be exploring six blocks in Iraqi Kurdistan, oil major Chevron is said to be in talks with the Kurdish government to begin exploration activity in the region. KRG’s natural resources minister Ashti Awrami revealed that his government was in talks with 3 major oil companies to begin exploration in […]

Iraq Plans Refinery When Developing Nasiriyah Oil Fiel

Bloomberg reports that Iraq will ask companies to build an oil refinery when it invites bids to develop the Nasiriyah field south of Baghdad. Abdul- Mahdi al-Ameedi, the head of the ministry’s licensing department, said, “we will not develop the Nasiriyah oil field on its own but in tandem with the establishment of a refinery”. […]

Possible Mini-Auction for Nassiriyah Oilfield

Reuters reports that four international oil companies(IOCs)  have shown an interest in developing the Nassiriyah oilfield in Iraq. A senior oil official said on Sunday that Iraq may hold a mini-auction for the largely undeveloped field, following a number of unsucessful attempts to reach agreement with foreign firms. Talks with a Japanese group led by […]

Chevron Considered Iran-Iraq Oilfield

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, allegedly told U.S. diplomats that oil giant Chevron has been in talks with Tehran about developing a cross-border oilfield with Iraq, according to a cable released by WikiLeaks. Dow Jones reports that the cable, sent by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, summarizes a conversation between the U.S. diplomats and […]