Tag Archives | Iraq National Oil Company (INOC)

Oil Ministry Pauses Transfer of Oil Cos to INOC

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has postponed a decision to transfer ownership of nine state-owned oil companies from the Ministry to the newly-formed Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC). The original decision was announced on Thursday, but it has now been held following complaints that the decision should be made by the incoming goverment […]

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INOC takes over 9 State Oil Companies

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has transferred ownership of nine state-owned oil companies from the Ministry of Oil to the newly-created Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC). The Minister is also the President of INOC. The companies transferred to INOC ownership are: Iraqi Oil Exploration Company Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) State […]

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Luiebi named Head of new National Oil Company

Iraq’s Cabinet has named Jabbar al-Luiebi, the current oil minister, to head the new Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) – giving new momentum to a fundamental restructuring of the country’s oil sector. “Yes, he is the president of the Iraqi National Oil Company,” said Oil Ministry Spokesperson Assem Jihad, in an interview with Iraq Oil […]

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Lawsuit Imperils Formation of Iraq National Oil Company

A coalition of Iraqi oil technocrats has filed a legal challenge against a law to re-establish the Iraq National Oil Company (INOC), which is likely to delay – if not derail – a major restructuring of the country’s oil sector. Under the law, which took effect in April, the government has a six-month window to […]

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Iraq “puts Oil Company Plans on Hold”

By John Lee. Baghdad has reportely postponed plans to create a new national oil company until a new government is formed. In March, Iraq’s parliament voted to establish a new Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) to manage its upstream energy sector, and serve as an umbrella body for its state-owned oil firms. More here from […]

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The Dangers of Iraq’s New Oil Law

By John Lee. The formation of the new Iraq National Oil Company (INOC) is “a power grab that could undermine all the progress,” according to Nick Butler. Writing in the Financial Times, he says the new company will be a single entity with sole responsibility for all aspects of the development of the oil and […]

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The New INOC Law: Brief and Dysfunctional

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The New INOC Law: Brief and Dysfunctional The Cabinet approved, on 23 March 2017, the new law for the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) and passed it to the Parliament/House of Representatives […]

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Ministry of Oil working to Reestablish National Oil Company

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has confirmed that the Ministry of Oil is working to reestablish the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), following ratification by the cabinet of the draft resolution to reestablish the company. The original INOC was founded in the 1960s, but was incorporated into the Ministry of […]

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