Tag Archives | Glencore

New Oil Bidding Round Postponed to Mid-2017

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil is to postpone a bidding round for 12 small- and medium-sized oil fields, following criticism of the plans by experts including IBN Expert Blogger Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. In a statement, the Ministry’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) said: “Following to the previous Ministry of Oil Announcement dated […]

New Oil Development Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has requested proposals from international oil companies interestsed in developing a number of small- and medium-sized oil fields. The fields concerned are: Sindebad (Basra governorate); Umm Qasr [Um Qaser] (Basra governorate); Rachi (Basra governorate); Abu Khema (Basra governorate); Kumait (Missan governorate); Noor (Missan governorate); Umara (Missan governorate); Dema […]

Glencore seeking to Increase Oil Trading with Iraq

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Glencore is seeking to increase oil trading with Libya, Iran and Iraq to beat what looks to be a much tougher trading environment compared with last year. Alex Beard, the company’s global head of oil, told the Reuters Commodities Summit that Glencore would be seeking to trade more crude from […]

Glencore “Pre-Pays $300m” for Kurdish Oil

By John Lee. Anglo–Swiss commodity trader Glencore has reportedly paid Iraqi Kurdistan $300 million as an advance for oil shipments. Anonymous sources told Reuters that the company made a prepayment in recent days, and will start receiving crude from mid-year. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Monday it had received $100 million in February […]

Iraq Finalises Gasoil Term Contract

By John Lee. Vitol and Glencore have finalised term contracts to sell over 1.5 million tonnes of gasoil to Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO), reports Reuters. Vitol will supply four cargoes of 500 ppm sulphur gasoil, along with three cargoes from Glencore, through 2014 at a premium of $7.37 a barrel over Middle East quotes […]

Ex-Glencore, Sino-Forest Director to Chair GKP

Gulf Keystone Petroleum has announced the appointment of Simon Murray C.B.E., aged 73, to the Board of Gulf Keystone as Independent Non-Executive Chairman and Senior Independent Director of the Company. Mr Murray will also be appointed Chairman of the Company’s Remuneration Committee at its next meeting. This appointment represents a significant step forward for the […]

Is Sima a Front for Trafigura in Iraq?

By John Lee. Four industry sources have told Reuters that Swiss oil trader Trafigura is still indirectly supplying gasoline to Iraq through another firm, despite being banned from participating in tenders for 2013 after buying oil from Iraqi Kurdistan. Baghdad’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) finalised a deal in November to buy 1.56 million tonnes […]

Iraq Buys Australian and Canadian Wheat

By John Lee. The Iraqi Grain Board has bought 300,000 metric tons of wheat for delivery in March and April. Dow Jones reports that 250,000 tons were bought from Australia, while the remaining 50,000 tons was of Canadian origin. The Canadian wheat, along with 100,000 tons of wheat from Australia, was purchased from Glencore International. Australia’s […]

Iraq Buys 350,000 Tons of Wheat

By John Lee. Iraq’s state grains board has purchased a total of 350,000 tons of wheat from Australia, Russia and Canada in a tender for a nominal 50,000 tons which closed last week: 200,000 tons of Australian wheat purchased from Glencore at $404.89 cif; 50,000 tons of Russian wheat, also from Glencore, at $399 a tonne […]

Iraq Buys 300,000 Tons Canadian Wheat

Dow Jones reports that the Iraqi Grain Board bought 300,000 metric tons of Canadian wheat from a tender which closed on 13th March 13. The head of the board, Hassan Ismail Ibrahim, told the agency that: 100,000 tons were bought from Jordan-registered Jresat at $361/ton cost and freight; 100,000 tons from Glencore International at $356/ton […]