Tag Archives | KRG

DNO announces Oil and Gas Discovery

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced issuance of a notice of discovery to the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq on the Baeshiqa-2 exploration well, in accordance with the requirements of the Production Sharing Contract, after flowing hydrocarbons to surface from the upper part of Triassic Kurra Chine B reservoir. Following acid […]

Successful IBBC Trade Visit to KRI

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) took a significant group of members on a trade mission to KRI this week. Paramount was the need to review business opportunities and investment in the region and to learn directly from the Prime Minister Barzani his plans for business and industry. The group, led by Baroness Nicholson, UK […]

KRG PM Barzani receives UK Trade Envoy

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has received a delegation from the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) headed by its chairman and the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iraq, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan, Baroness Emma Nicholson. The two officials discussed strengthening bilateral trade relations between the Kurdistan Region and the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister […]

Baghdad sends delegation to Erbil to Resolve Disputes

By Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi President Barham Salih met separately Sept. 18 with four Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) leaders — President Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, parliament Speaker Rewaz Fayaq and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani in Erbil, the KRG […]

KRG Bans Grape Imports

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has reportedly banned the import of grapes into the Kurdistan Region. Rudaw quotes Hussein Hama Karim, KRG’s Agriculture and Water Resources spokesperson, as saying: “The ban is to protect our domestic product … We will continue our efforts to completely ban the illegal import of products into […]

KRG to Repay Farmers’ Debts

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is to repay the debts of what it describes as “around 9,000 hardworking farmers“. In a statement, the KRG said the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources will repay over IQD 222 billion (USD 186 million), in line with the new government’s objective of developing and diversifying […]

Brick Makers seek Financial Support from KRG

By John Lee. Manufacturers of red bricks are reportedly criticizing the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for its failure to financially support the industry and capitalize on demand in the rest of Iraq. According to information obtained by Rudaw, the Kurdistan Region has 11 advanced brickworks, with the capacity to produce some 860 million bricks annually, […]

KRG to Improve Protection for Intellectual Property

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has agreed that it will update and fully implement legislation on intellectual property, protecting the Kurdistan Region’s entrepreneurs, academics and businesses from infringement. A legal committee will also be established to review new draft legislation for approval in this session of the Kurdistan Parliament. (Source: KRG)

New Pipeline to Transport Iraqi Oil to Turkey

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  New pipeline in works to transport Iraqi oil to Turkey Ankara and Baghdad are working toward building a new oil pipeline with the capacity to transport one million barrels per day from Iraq’s […]

Oil Ministry’s “Odious Contract Trap” with ExxonMobil

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Ministry of Oil and the “Odious Contract’ Trap” with ExxonMobil’ Consortium Talks have intensified recently about the continuation of negotiations between the Ministry of Oil (MoO) and ExxonMobil/CNPC consortium that might […]

Oil, Budgets, Kirkuk still nag Baghdad-Erbil Relations

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.   Oil, budgets, Kirkuk still nag Baghdad-Erbil relations Meetings last month between representatives of Iraq’s federal government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil failed to produce […]