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China in $18bn Iraq Pipeline Deal

By John Lee. The China Petroleum Pipeline (CPP) and private company Mass Global have reportedly formed a consortium to build an $18-billion export pipeline from Basra to the Jordanian Red-Sea port of Aqaba (pictured). Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] told Reuters: “The two companies will submit their investment offer to the oil […]

Iraq Oil Exports at Record, and Fully Booked

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] (pictured) told Reuters on Thursday that Iraq’s plans to increase oil output this year will go ahead, with exports running in January at a record level and unaffected by Iran’s return to the market. He told the news agency he expects output from the […]

Iraq Bans Poultry Imports due to Avian Flu

By John Lee. Iraq has banned the importion of frozen and live poultry products from two dozen countries. According to a report from Reuters, Baghdad restricted poultry imports from France last month, following a reported outbreak of H5N1 bird flu. The ban now extends to Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, […]

PetroChina, Exxon Approached to Boost Production

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly approached PetroChina and ExxonMobil about investing in a multi-billion dollar project to help boost output from a number of smaller southern fields. The Deputy Chairman of the South Oil Company (SOC), Basim Abdul Kareem, told Reuters that the “Integrated South Project” consists of building oil pipelines, storage facilities and […]

Oil, Rail Expansion Dominate China Talks

By Simon Kent. Iraqi PM Haider al Abadi recently met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss high level strategic projects for both countries to cooperate on. The major discussions focused on a plan for Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) and Chinese state run refiner Sinopec to coordinate the shipment, refining and marketing of […]

China, Iraq, Plan Historic Oil Cooperation

By Simon Kent. There is growing speculation over a planned energy initiative between Iraq and China, with both Iraqi PM Haider al Abadi and oil minister Adel Abdul Mahdi travelling to China for “deep discussions” on the proposal. According to The Wall Street Journal, Unipec, the trading branch of Chinese state refiner Sinopec, will be working with […]

Terex Wins Port Crane Order

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order from a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in Iraq for two Terex ship-to-shore cranes (STS) and three Terex rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG). With this order including comprehensive services, TPS and ICTSI, a leading global port operator, are writing the next chapter in the history […]

Antonoil Wins $140m Iraq Contract

By John Lee. China’s Anton Oilfield Services Group (Antonoil) has announced that the Group has received a notification from an oil company customer operating oilfield projects in south Iraq,  adding that “the general contract is awarded to Antonoil for the provision of oilfield workover and completion services“. A press release from the company continued: “Internal approval […]

Is Oil Industry Killing the Poor in Wasit?

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Chinese Company Pollutes, Causes Disease: Is The Oil Industry Killing The Poor in Wasit? As soon as the Chinese oil company began extracting oil from the Ahdab oil field in […]

Antonoil Wins $18m Contract

By John Lee. China’s Anton Oilfield Services Group (Antonoil) has announced that it has won a bid for what it describes as “the provision of three well’s workover and other services in middle Iraq“. As the chief contractor for the project operated by an international oil company, Anton is commissioned to provide a series of […]

Chinese Firm wins $526m Drilling Deal

By John Lee. Iraq has approved a $526.6-million (614 billion Iraqi dinar) drilling deal with China’s Zhongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group (ZPEC) for the West Qurna II oilfield, according to Reuters. Under the 28-month contract, ZPEC will drill 66 production oil wells at the Lukoil-operated field. Current production capacity at West Qurna II is […]