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Basrah Gas Company to Increase Capacity by 40%

By John Lee. Shell has reportedly announced that the Basrah Gas Company (BGC) has taken a “final investment decision (FID)” on its growth programme, which will increase BGC’s capacity by 40 percent. According to Oil and Gas Middle East, the decision was taken with the support of all BGC’s shareholders: South Gas Company (SOC), Shell […]

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BGC to Increase Gas Output by 16% by end-Dec

By John Lee. The Basra Gas Company (BGC) is expected to increase production from its current level of 900 million cubic feet per day (mcf/d) to 1,050 mcf/d by the end of this year. A statement from the Ministry of Oil on Thursday added that the project aims to reach a target of 2,000 mcf/d […]

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Iraq Plans to take over Mansuriyah Gas Field

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) as ordered Iraq’s state-owned oil companies to devise an urgent plan to develop the Mansuriyah (Mansouriya) gas field, following what he described as the delay and the failure of foreign companies to start developing the field. The field, in Diyala province, was awarded in […]

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Rosneft, KRG sign Gas Development Agreement

As part of the XXII St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq signed an agreement securing the intention of the Parties to make a detailed analysis of potential gas cooperation options. The Parties ensure stepwise implementation of the arrangements following the Investment Agreement signed at the XXI St. Petersburg […]

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Kuwait Energy starts Producing Gas at Siba

By John Lee. Kuwait Energy has started producing natural gas from the Siba field, south of Basra, on Wednesday. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) announced an inital production rate of 25 million cubic feet a day (mcf/d), increasing to 100 mcf/d by the end of the year. Kuwait Energy was awarded a […]

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New Gas Treatment Station opened at Bazirgan Field

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has opened a gas treatment station at the Bazirgan field in Maysan [Missan] governorate. The celebration was also attended the members of the parliament, the deputies of the ministry, the directors general and the responsible officials of the ministry, the local government and the governorate. […]

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KRG, Pearl agreement to boost Electricity Generation

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Pearl Petroleum have signed an agreement to increase production of gas from the Khor Mor field later this year, to boost much needed electricity generation for the people of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq as a whole. The 10-year gas sales agreement will enable gas production from Khor Mor […]

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Natural Gas Must Be an Asset for Iraq

By Alessandro Bacci. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On February 27-28, 2018, the C.W.C. Group, an energy and infrastructure conference, exhibition and training company, will organize in Berlin, Germany, the twelfth edition of Iraq Petroleum, which is one of the major […]

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Genel Energy Updates on Operations in Kurdistan

Genel Energy has issued a trading and operations update in advance of the Company’s full-year 2017 results, which are scheduled for release on 22 March 2018. The information contained herein has not been audited and may be subject to further review. Murat Özgül, Chief Executive of Genel, said: “A strong final quarter of 2017 completed […]

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Dana Gas Kurdistan Production Falls

In its Q1 Financial Report, Dana Gas reports that its production has fallen 16 percent in Iraqi Kurdistan: KURDISTAN REGION OF IRAQ – RESERVES UPDATE As reported previously Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum, joint operators of Pearl Petroleum Company Limited (“PPCL”), estimate that P50 total geologically risked resources of petroleum initially in-place (PIIP) of the […]

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Explosion Damages Gas Pipeline Near Kirkuk

By John Lee. An explosion on Friday has damaged a section of the pipeline that supplies gas for about half of the electricity generation in Iraqi Kurdistan. The KRG’s Interior Ministry said an investigation was underway to find the cause of the explosion near the district of Shwan. The pipeline feeds gas from the Khor […]

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