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Iraq to Begin Snuffing Out Flares

Oil-producing countries yet to address their gas flaring may begin to feel there are no more excuses. In a remarkable and bold decision, the government of Iraq recently endorsed the “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030” Initiative, (ZRF), which means the country has committed to not routinely flare associated gas in any new oil fields and […]

Japan to Resume Lending to Iraq

By John Lee. Nikkei Asian Review reports that state-owned Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the country’s two leading commercial banks — Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking — are preparing to make Japan’s first loan to Iraq in 31 years. The consortium will support an Iraqi government power project with a […]

IBBC Celebrates Successful Inaugural Conference in Dubai

More than 180 expert speakers and delegates from the UK, Iraq, UAE and abroad gathered in Dubai at The Address Dubai Marina on Sunday 18 December for the Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Autumn Conference. Usually held in London, the well-attended conference marked the first time the IBBC has held an event in the UAE, […]

Shell “Considering Selling” Iraq Oil Assets

By John Lee. Shell is reported to be considering selling its oil fields in Iraq, as part of a global $30-billion asset disposal program. The move follows the company’s $54-billion acquisition of gas company BG Group earlier this year. Industry sources told Reuters that Shell has found only limited financial benefits in recent years from […]

Iraq Exports First Shipment of Natural Gas

By John Lee. Iraq exported its first shipment of natural gas on Sunday. Oil Ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said a cargo of about 10,000 standard cubic feet of gas, in the form of condensates, left the port of Umm Qasr. He declined to name the buyer, but Oil and Gas Year cites sources as saying […]

US Officials ask how IS got so Many Toyota SUVs

U.S. counter-terror officials have asked Toyota to help them determine how the Islamic State group (ISIS, ISIL, IS) has managed to acquire the large number of Toyota pick-up trucks and SUVs seen prominently in the terror group’s propaganda videos. According to a report from ABC News, Toyota says it does not know how ISIS obtained […]

MHPS to Refurbish Power Station in Basra

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has received an order from the Ministry of Electricity (MOE) of Iraq for refurbishment of Unit 4 (output: 200 megawatts) at the Hartha Thermal Power Station. The refurbishment work, scheduled for completion in May 2017, requires large-scale replacement of core components of the plant’s seriously degraded power generation facilities. The […]

Japanese Companies Discuss Iraq Opportunities

By John Lee. Oil Minister Dr. Adel Abdul Mahdi [Adel Abdel Mehdi] met recently with a delegation representing the Japanese ministry of commerce and industry, headed by Mr. Shozo Takada. Also in attendance were representatives from the Japanese companies Mitsito, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Tio Engineering. Discussions concentrated on the development of commercial, economic, […]

Iraq has Lost Billions from Gas Flaring

By John Lee. The former head of the Energy Studies Department at the Opec Secretariat in Vienna has said that delays in capturing associated gas from Iraq’s oilfields is costing the country billions of dollars. Saadallah Al Fathi told GulfNews.com that the Basra Gas Company (BGC) is very slow in rehabilitating and maintaining the plants […]

Petrojet Wins Major New Iraq Contracts

By John Lee. Egypt’s state-owned Petroleum Projects & Technical Consultations Company (Petrojet) has reportedly won two contracts in Iraq valued at $142.5 million (166 billion Iraqi dinars). In the first contract, worth $75 million, Petrojet will carry out the first phase of the rehabilitation and upgrade of the current facilities in Basra Gas Company, for […]

Technip Wins FEED Contract at Rumaila

Technip, in partnership with China HuanQiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation (HQC), has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for the Ar Ratawi Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) train1 project at North Rumaila in Basra. The deal was awarded by the Basra Gas Company (BGC), a joint venture between the Iraq’s South Gas Company (51%), […]

Mitsubishi to Open Office in Basra

By John Lee. On September 1st, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) will open an office in Basra, the second-largest city in Iraq. MHI aims to respond swiftly to emerging large-scale social infrastructure improvement projects supported by its vast oil reserve and rapidly increasing reconstruction demand from warfare and economic sanction. The new office will function […]