Tag Archives | Diwaniya

Refineries Blockaded as Protests Continue

By John Lee. Anti-government protesters reportedly blocked the entrance to the Nassiriya oil refinery on Wednesday. Sources told Reuters that protesters blocked tankers from entering the refinery, causing fuel shortages across Dhi Qar province. The refinery has capacity of 30,000 barrels per day (bpd), but has recently been producing only 15,000-20,000 bpd. Anadolu Agency also […]

Diwaniyah Protests Reveal Divide

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. By Manar al-Zubaidi. Diwaniyah Protests Reveal Divide, When It Comes To Anti-Govt. Tactics While some demonstrators in Diwaniyah cleaned up the street, provided free meals and supported peaceful protesters, others […]

Investment Opportunities: 7 Solar Energy Projects

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has published details of a new round of solar energy projects: The Ministry of Electricity is please to invite local, regional and international Independent Power Producers (IPP) to submit Expressions of interest (EOI) to embark into a proposed reverse auctioning round for SEVEN (7) Green field solar […]

Deadlines Extended for 2 More Oil Refineries

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil has extended the closing dates for tenders for two new oil refineries: Muthanna refinery, 70,000 bpd: More information here. Diwaniya refinery: 70,000 bpd: More information here. Companies interested in investing must submit their documents by the end of working hours on Sunday, 30th October 2018. For further information […]

Investors Invited for Diwaniya Refinery

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil has said that investors interested in th3e 70,000-bpd Diwaniya refinery project have until the end of July to submit documents. The full statement from the Ministry is shown below: The ministry of oil would like to Re-announce for the investment refinery in Diwaniya governorate with a capacity of […]

New Investment Opportunities: Refineries in Diwaniya and Anbar

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced new investment opportunities to build the following refineries: A refinery in Diwaniya governorate with a production capacity of 70 thousand barrels/ day. A refinery in Al-Anbar governorate with a production capacity of 70 thousand barrels/ day. The investment is according to the methods of BOT or […]

Diwaniya New Refinery: Another Dubious Proposal?

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Two recent statements from a non-oil producing province proposing a new oil refinery in the province, to be financed by private investor(s), were reported by local media. No reference was found to […]

Unemployed Iraqis join in Looting of Antiquities

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is a great mine of antiquities, with around 13,000 historical and archaeological sites. But today, they lack protection in the absence of law and the deteriorating security conditions in the […]

NIC Invites Bids for Renewable Energy Plants

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity, in coordination with the National Investment Commission (NIC), have announced an investment opportunity to construct three solar power stations and one wind power station. The plants will capacity of between 5 and 10 MW, and be situated in Diwaniya, Najaf and Missan (Maysan) provinces: Diwaniya: A solar power […]

Major Project Announcements ‘Imminent’

By John Lee. Several major project announcements are expected shortly in Diwaniyah, according to a report from ConstructionWeekOnline. These including projects attached to the $1.35bn Al-Diwaniyah International Commercial Airport (pictured), which is to be built by Kuwait’s Al-Nasriyah Company, and is due to be completed by the end of 2017. Other projects include a $210-million […]

Oil Pipeline Sabotaged in Diwaniya

By John Lee. An oil pipeline passing through the governorate of Diwaniya has reportedly been sabotaged by an explosion, the first event of its kind in the province. Aswat al-Iraq reports that the explosion was made by dynamite underneath the pipeline that runs from Basra to Baghdad. The explosion took place in Saniya area, 12 […]