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Levarht enters Iraq Fruit & Veg Market

By John Lee. Netherlands-based fruit and vegetable grower Levarht has sent its first air-freight shipment to Iraq, which arrived at Erbil airport. The company said it expects to make weekly shipments of high-quality fruit and vegetables, including soft fruit, tomatoes, bell peppers, herbs, lettuce and potatoes. A spokesperson said that because of the unrest in […]

Oryx Petroleum to drill third Well at Zey Gawra

Oryx Petroleum has given an update on its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan. In December 2016, the Zey Gawra-1 well was side-tracked (referred to in this press release as the “Zey Gawra-1ST well”) and completed in open hole partially penetrating the Cretaceous reservoir in the Zey Gawra field. Production from the naturally flowing well is currently […]

Range Energy Borrows $1m from Insiders

By John Lee. Canada-based Range Energy Resources has announced that it has received loans totalling CDN$1,315,512 (USD 1 million) from non-arm’s length parties to continue to fulfill its obligations to joint venture participants so that the development of the Khalakan Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq can continue as well as provide general working […]

Japan Opens Consulate in the Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kentaro Sonoura and his accompanying delegation. In the meeting, attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, the Japanese Minister reaffirmed his country’s position to further strengthen its relations with the Kurdistan Region, by opening its consulate in Erbil on Wednesday. […]

DNO Strikes Oil at Peshkabir

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has announced that the Peshkabir-2 well currently drilling in the Kurdistan region of Iraq has discovered oil in the Cretaceous horizon in the southern flank of the Peshkabir field. The well flowed at a stable rate of 3,800 barrels of 28° API oil per day on a […]

Iraqi Kurdistan Oil a Slippery Issue

By Ali Mamouri for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iran and Turkey are trying to extend their economic influence over Iraqi Kurdistan oil, even as controversy flares over surreptitious deals between Kurdistan and Turkey. Iraqi Kurdistan has been shipping […]

Iraqi Kurdistan: a Roman Amphitheatre to Enhance Local Culture

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In an estimated three months’ time the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah will have its own version of Rome’s Colosseum. An arena for theatre and other kinds of entertainment that […]

Iran Denies Pipeline Deal with Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran has denied that it has reached an agreement with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for laying joint oil pipelines. The public relations department of the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum announced on Tuesday that the country has made no agreements with the Iraqi Kurdistan for construction of two pipelines to deliver its crude oil to […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Consultant Information Management Officer, Food Security Cluster, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) National Logistics Officer, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Specialist, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Cash Operations Coordinator, Oxfam Humanitarian Affairs […]

World Bank Supports Iraq with $1.5bn Package

New US$1.485 Billion Package to Support Iraq’s Drive to Counter Cost of War, Low Oil Prices The World Bank Group has endorsed a new US$1.485 billion package to support reforms to improve public service delivery and transparency, stimulate private sector growth and support job creation. Iraq continues to face a large humanitarian crisis with 10 […]