Tag Archives | KRG

DNO Expands and Accelerates Kurdistan Operations

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced expansion and acceleration of operations in the Kurdistan region of Iraq while building up its North Sea exposure. First quarter revenues, the highest in nearly four years, stood at USD 142 million and net profit at USD 18 million. The Company exited the quarter with […]

Genel Energy receives Payment for January Sales

Genel Energy has announced that the Taq Taq partners have received a gross payment of $8.30 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for oil sales during January 2018. Genel’s net share of the payment is $4.57 million. Genel also notes the announcement from DNO ASA, as operator of the Tawke PSC, that the Tawke […]

GKP Confirms Payment for January Sales

By John Lee. Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has confirmed that a gross payment of $23.1 million ($17.8 million net to GKP) has been received from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for Shaikan crude oil sales during January 2018. (Source: Gulf Keystone)

KRG approves revised Salary Distribution System

In its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Kurdistan Region Council of Ministers discussed and adopted proposed revisions to the salary distribution system, based on funds currently available and projected. In a press conference after the meeting, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani briefed the media on the revised salary distribution system. He said the KRG fully understands […]

KRG, Pearl agreement to boost Electricity Generation

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Pearl Petroleum have signed an agreement to increase production of gas from the Khor Mor field later this year, to boost much needed electricity generation for the people of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq as a whole. The 10-year gas sales agreement will enable gas production from Khor Mor […]

Abadi Lifts Ban on Int’l Flights to Kurdistan

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has announced the reopening of Erbil and Sulaimaniyah airports to international flights. In a statement, he said he signed the decree “following the response of the local authorities in the Kurdistan region to restore the federal authority to the two airports in accordance with the constitution, in order […]

KRG PM Barzani and US Ambassador meet

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received US Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Douglas Silliman and his accompanying delegation. In the meeting, also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, they discussed the latest developments in the talks between Erbil and Baghdad, upcoming elections in Iraq and in the Kurdistan Region, the Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of […]

KRG “could Suspend” Erbil Domestic Flights

A Kurdistan 24 press quoted Talar Faiq, the Director-General of Erbil International Airport (EIA) as saying that the KRG could suspend domestic flights between the Kurdistan Region’s airports and the rest of Iraq due to financial issues and Baghdad’s international flight ban. “Since the Iraqi government’s ban went into effect late September 2017, Iraqi Airways […]

Pentagon Stops Budgeting for Peshmerga Salaries

By Jack Detsch for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Trump administration’s budget proposal for next fiscal year does not include peshmerga salaries even as the Pentagon aims to continue training the Kurdish force. The Department of Defense had requested $365 million in stipends […]

Kirkuk Council reportedly files Oil case against Iraq Govt

Kirkuk Governorate Council has reportedly filed a complaint at the Iraqi Supreme Court against the federal government for taking unilateral steps on the governorate’s oil. A press report on February 19 cited three moves that it said Baghdad has taken without consultation with local government: An agreement with British Petroleum (BP) to develop Kirkuk oil […]