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Kurdish PUK, Gorran Parties Strike Deal

By Mohammed al Salih for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A deal between two main Iraqi Kurdish political parties, Gorran and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), is expected to increase tensions and lead to further fragmentation and destabilization of Iraqi […]

Southern Exports Remain High

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s southern oil exports remained close to their recent record of 3.37 million bpd, which was hit in November, Reuters reports. Possibly lessened by several days of maintenance work at the Single Point Moorings at the Basra terminals, the figures for December were slightly lower, at 3.27 million bpd. This closes a good year […]

Kurdish Regional Government Fights Reform Battle

By Simon Kent. The Kurdish Regional Government has announced a plan to implement a series of economic reforms in the face of a growing recession. Currently, the region has debt of up to $18 billion, a crisis made far worse by expenditures in the war against ISIS, the collapse in oil prices and a bloated […]

WesternZagros Reviews Financing

By Simon Kent. WesternZagros Resources has announced that an agreement has been reached with its major shareholder, Crest Energy International to defer the latest first drawdown notice date under the first tranche of its US$200 million unsecured credit facility from the original date of January 1, 2016 to May 1, 2016. The Company felt it […]

MOL Reduces Akri Bijell Investment

By Simon Kent. Aberdeen based oil and gas company MOL Group have reduced their planned investments at Akri Bijell in the Kurdish region of Iraq, Rigzone reports. The new plans will see one well operational at 2200 bpd, while Bijell 4 and Bijell 6 appraisal wells encountered more geological complexity than envisaged. MOL have struggled in the region […]

Radisson Blu Hotel Announced for Erbil

By Simon Kent. Carlson Rezidor, the international hotel group with over 1,300 hotels in over 100 countries, has announced that it has finalized a deal for a new hotel, 3kms from Erbil International Airport. According to Gulf News, the 260-room hotel will be located in the Western suburbs and contain an all-day dining restaurant, speciality restaurant, lobby bar, […]