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MOL Relinquishes Akri-Bijeel Licence

By John Lee. MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc has announced that, in agreement with its partners Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) and the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Natural Resources, it has decided to relinquish the Akri-Bijeel Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The company said its decision was based on a comprehensive assessment […]

Dana Gas Shares Rise on $2bn Iraq Judgement

By John Lee. Dana Gas has announced that the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has ordered the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to pay $1.98 billion to a consortium that it leads. In a statement to the Abu Dhabi stock exchange, the Sharjah-based company claims that the judgement is final, binding and internationally enforceable, and […]

Court Orders KRG Pay Dana Gas $100m

The UK’s High Court has ordered the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to pay a consortium led by Dana Gas $100 million within 14 days. In a statement, the KRG’s Ministry of Natural Resources said: “The Court’s decision does not relate to the substantive merits of the claims and counterclaims in the on-going arbitration between the […]

KRG President Barzani Meets Hungarian PM

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and an accompanying senior KRG delegation met with Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban in Budapest on Monday to discuss bilateral ties, and the Hungarian support for the Kurdistan Region in its fight against the ISIS terrorists. In this meeting, Prime Minister Orban expressed his country’s strong support for the people […]

Video: Kurdistan is the Most Important for MOL

From ProactiveInvestors. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Alexander Dodds, executive vice president of exploration and production at Hungary-based MOL Group, talks about finding the balance between high risk exploration and declining oil production. Dodds says Kurdistan is the most important region […]

Hungary opens Consulate in Erbil

A high level Hungarian delegation headed by Mr István Mikola, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, arrived in Erbil yesterday to officially open the Consulate General of Hungary and to discuss bilateral ties with the Kurdish leadership. During the two-day visit, the Hungarian delegation held meetings with President Masoud Barzani,Prime Minister […]

Zebari Receives Hungarian Ambassador

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Hoshyar Zebari received on July 3, 2014, at the headquarters office of the ministry, Mr. Tibor Stmari Hungarian Ambassador in Iraq. During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries. The Minister stressed that Iraq is looking forward to the evolution of the historical relations between the two […]

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Akri Bijeel Oil Block Declared ‘Commercial’

By John Lee. MOL Plc has informed the market that Kalegran Ltd. (a 100% subsidiary of MOL), as has officially declared the Akri Bijeel Block to be ‘commercial’, based on the discoveries made at the Bijell-1 well (pictured) in Jurassic horizons and Bakrman-1 well in Triassic horizon. Kalegran is the Operator of the Block on […]

Hungary to Establish Diplomatic Presence in Erbil

The new Hungarian Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Tibor Tamari, visited the Kurdistan Region this week to meet with senior officials as following his appointment. Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations, received the new ambassador, who has already presented his credentials to Baghdad, to discuss Hungarian engagement in Kurdistan on. Minister Mustafa […]

President Barzani Meets Hungary’s Leaders in Budapest

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, during a three day visit to Budapest this week, met Hungary’s President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Economic Minister on an official visit to promote bilateral relations and cooperation. President Barzani and the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban discussed ways to develop cooperation and investment opportunities in a number of […]