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New Allegations of Massive Corruption in Iraq Oil Industy

By John Lee. An investigation by Fairfax Media — publisher of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald newspapers — and The Huffington Post, claims that Monaco-based Unaoil has been involved in widespread bribery and corruption in the oil industry, including in Iraq, Iran and Libya. Following examination of tens of thousands of emails, the report says that Unaoil […]

Iraq May Build Refinery in Sudan

By John Lee. The Minister for Oil Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] has received the Sudanese Minister of Oil, Mr. Makkawi M. Awadh, and his delegation in his office in Baghdad. Following the meeting, Mr. Luaibi said: “We discussed [how] to supply Sudan with crude oil, as well as the possibility to participate in building a […]

Video: Iraq Oil Minister on OPEC Sec Gen Result

Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Kareem al-Luaibi [Elaibi] talks about the extension of Abdalla El-Badri’s tenure as secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). He spoke with Bloomberg Television’s Ryan Chilcote in Vienna: (Source: Bloomberg)

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]

Surprise Oil Find in Iraq

Iraq’s Oil Ministry announced on Wednesday that it has discovered a new oil field in the Missan [Maysan] province, and described it as the biggest achivement in 30 years. According to the report from AKnews, the Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] told a press conference: “Iraqi Oil Company and the Southern Oil Company […]

Iraq Oil Projections Adjusted Down

Iraq will cut its ‘overambitious’ oil targets, the oil minister, Abdul-Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] said on Tuesday. AKnews reports that the country had planned to up output to 12 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2017, but now aims for 8 million bpd within 13 or 14 years. Independent experts had challenged the ability of Iraq’s […]

Iraq Offers 12 New Oil Blocks in 4th Round

Iraq’s Oil Ministry announced on Monday the launch of the fourth round of oil licences for 12 sites in the provinces of Nineveh [Ninawa], Anbar, Diyala, Wasit [Wassit], Basra, Najaf, Muthanna, Qadisiya, and Babil, indicating that the majority of areas include gas and oil. Iraq formally invited international energy firms to compete for these new […]

Merrill Ups Estimates of Iraqi Oil Output

Iraq’s oil production could rise to 4.4 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2015, according to a report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Friday. Reuters reports that the revision from 3.8 million bpd forecast a year earlier had been prompted by “higher reserve estimates” released by the government, the bank’s commodities research team […]

Fourth Bidding Round for 12 Iraqi Gas Fields

Iraq is considering holding a fourth bidding round for international energy firms interested in gas exploration contracts, government officials said on Sunday. Iraq will initially offer 12 exploration blocs, Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] told reporters. According to both Reuters and Associated Press, the minister did not give further details, but Abdul-Mahdy al-Ameedi, head […]

Iraq Oil Output Now Up to 2.6m bpd

Iraq’s oil minister, Abdul-Karim Elaibi [Luaibi], says the country’s daily crude production has exceeded 2.6 million barrels a day. The minister says oil production will reach its planned targets “sooner than expected.” Elaibi did not set a date for reaching these new levels in comments to reporters on Monday, although some reports put the target […]

Iraq’s New Oil Minister to Push Infrastructure

Iraq’s new oil minister, Abdul Kareem Luaibi, put building infrastructure at the top of his priority list and said yesterday he expected the expansion of Basra’s crude export facilities to be finished by the end of 2011, according to a report from Gulf Daily News. Luaibi, who was sworn into office with Iraq’s new government […]