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Iran to Supply Extra Gas to Iraq

By Robert Tollast. Iran will be supplying an extra 10 million cubic metres of gas per day to Iraq under a modification of a deal that originally allowed for 25 million cubic metres per day. This is a continuation of a deal in 2013 where Iran would supply gas to Iraqi power plants, Tasnim news agency reports. […]

Iran-Iraq Gas Pipeline Completed

By John Lee. The Iranian Fars News Agency has reported that construction of Iran-Iraq gas pipeline, which runs to the Al-Mansoureh power plant in Iraq, is now complete. A source told the news agency that supply of Iranian gas along the 48-inches-diameter pipeline should have started already but has been delayed due to the unrest […]

Iranian Gas to Supply Basra

By John Lee. Gas from the South Pars field in Iran could be supplying power stations in the province of Basra within a year, reports UPI. A pipeline currently under construction will run from Asaluyeh to Iraq’s southern city of 2 million people, and may later extend to Syria, depending on conditions “after the war” according […]

New Contract to Import Iranian Gas

By John Lee. Tehran Times reports that Iraq is set to sign a new contract covering gas imports from Iran. Deputy prime minister Hussain al-Shahristani (pictured) said a gas pipeline being built between Iran and Iraq could become operational in November. The countries signed a four-year agreement in July for the supply of 850,000 Mcf/d of […]

Daewoo Wins $709m Gas Contract

By John Lee. Daewoo Engineering and Construction has won a $709-million contract to upgrade the Akkas gas field in Anbar province, near the Syrian border, the Iraqi cabinet secretary announced. The South Korean company will provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of a central processing facility in the field. Construction of the new facility is […]

Iraq to Import Natural Gas from Iran

By John Lee. A spokesman for the Electricity Ministry, Musab al-Mudaris, confirmed on Tuesday that Iraq has signed a deal with Iran to import natural gas for power generation. Associated Press reports that under the four-year deal, Iraq buy 850 million cubic feet a day of gas at international market prices, but UPI says no […]

Iran to gain $1.5-$2m/day from Gas to Iraq

By John Lee. Iranian deputy oil minister Javad Owji [Ouji, Oji] (pictured) says the country’s revenues from the planned export of natural gas to Iraq will reach $1.5-$2 million a day. According to a report from PressTV, he went on to say that Iran will start delivering gas to its western neighbour within three months. […]

Iraq to Produce 5m cu. meters of Natural Gas in 5 Years

By John Lee. Iraq’s Oil Ministry has unveiled its five-year plan for the development of the country’s natural gas riches. Azzaman reports that the plan calls for production of five million cubic meters of gas by the end of the five-year period, with new exploratory blocks up for grabs. An oil ministry spokesman said that […]

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Work to Start Soon on Kirkuk-Baiji Gas Pipeline

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Ministry spokesman Asim Jihad has told Aswat al-Iraq that Korea’s state-run Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS)  will soon begin work on the first stage of a new pipeline linking Kirkuk to Beiji [Bayji, Baiji]. According to the report, the $128-million project will bring dry and liquid gas from Kirkuk to Beiji, and […]

Iraq to Begin Gas Imports from Iran by March 2014

By John Lee. Iran’s Oil Minister, Rostam Qasemi (pictured), says his country is expected to start exporting natural gas to Iraq by the end of the next Iranian year (to start March 21, 2013), reports the Iranian news agency PressTV. Last year, the oil ministers of Iran, Iraq and Syria agreed to construct a pipeline […]

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Deterioration Ahead of the Pullout

Many are concerned that conditions could worsen in Iraq once the US military has withdrawn its forces from the country. Troops are required to leave by the end of the year and the pullout is already well underway. Hundreds of transport vehicles are currently snaking their way south towards the Kuwaiti border. Most of the […]

Iraq to Compete with Russia and Iran in Natural Gas Market

Iraq is expected to compete with both Iran and Russia in the natural gas market in Turkey and Europe, thanks to its geographic location and prices, according to a report from Al Sumaria TV. A marketing expert on the sidelines of the Kurdistan Oil & Gas conference told the agency: “The European Union has real […]

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