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Indian Refiners in Talks with SOMO

By John Lee. Indian state refiners Indian Oil Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation are holding talks with Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) to buy 4 million barrels of Basra light crude oil for India’s strategic petroleum reserves (SPRs). Bombay Stock Exchange had sought clarification from Hindustan Petroleum following press reports; Hindustan subsequently confirmed the […]

Basra Heavy Trading at Discount

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, the new Basra Heavy crude oil grade has been trading at a widening discount. Malaysia’s Petronas reportedly sold 2 million barrels for June loading to Indian refiner Essar Oil at a discount of more than $1 a barrel to its official selling price. bigger than expected […]

India Builds Oil Reserves with Basra Crude

By John Lee. India’s oil ministry has instructed state refiners Indian Oil Corp and Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) to buy eight million barrels of Basra crude oil for delivery in May and June. The country is looking to build up its strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) at the current low market prices. A source told Reuters […]

India Increases Oil Imports from Iraq

By John Lee. India’s oil imports from Iraq have seen a sharp increase in January, according to Platts, climbing 56 percent to 2.48 million mt. Eklavya Gupte, associate editor, Europe and Africa crude oil, at Platts said: “Indian refiners are importing Iraqi Basrah light crude oil to compensate for the drop in imports from Iran […]

Govt Spends Millions on Medical Treatment Abroad

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi government spends millions on medical treatment abroad The coordinator of a consulting firm specializing in providing medical treatment in India announced Nov. 15 on his Facebook page that he was coming to Iraq […]

Iraq Doubles Duty on Rice Imports

By John Lee. India’s Economic Times reports that Iraq has doubled the import duty on rice to 40 percent. An official from the All India Rice Exporters’ Association (AIREA) told the news agency that the sudden increase in import duty by Iraq has come as a major blow and it is bound to impact exports […]

India to open Consulate in Kurdistan

Special envoy of the Government of India, Ambassador Suresh K Reddy visited the KRG Department of Foreign Relations to discuss latest developments and the opening of India’s Consulate General in Kurdistan. Ambassador Reddy appreciated the continued support of the DFR for the Indian mission in Iraq and pledged to continue working with the Kurdistan Region […]

Indian Banks to help Nurses Returning from Iraq

By John Lee. The State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) in the Indian state of Kerala has reportedly agreed to the state government’s request to provide benefits to around 500 nurses who have returned from Iraq and Libya. According to a report from The Hindu, the benefits will be in the form of one-time settlements and […]

CG Awarded $25m Contract

By John Lee. Crompton Greaves Ltd (CG), part of the Indian company Avantha Group, has announced a $25-million new contract win for the design, construction and delivery of 16 mobile electrical substations. The order was placed by the General Directorate for Transmission, Upper Euphrates Region, Ministry of Electricity in Iraq. The key deliverables are engineering […]

Video: Shia sign up to Save Shrines

From CNN. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Indian Shiites volunteer to go to Iraq to protect their shrines from ISIS. CNN‘s Sumnima Udas reports.

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India Buys more Iraqi Oil

By John Lee. India’s Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) aims to increase crude imports from Iraq by 8 percent to about 65,000 bpd in the year to the end of March 2015, as it takes up better terms offered by Baghdad. The company’s director of refineries, B. K. Namdeo, told Reuters that Iraq is offering 60 days’ […]