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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 […]

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New Oil Bidding Round Postponed to Mid-2017

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil is to postpone a bidding round for 12 small- and medium-sized oil fields, following criticism of the plans by experts including IBN Expert Blogger Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. In a statement, the Ministry’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) said: “Following to the previous Ministry of Oil Announcement dated […]

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New Oil Development Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has requested proposals from international oil companies interestsed in developing a number of small- and medium-sized oil fields. The fields concerned are: Sindebad (Basra governorate); Umm Qasr [Um Qaser] (Basra governorate); Rachi (Basra governorate); Abu Khema (Basra governorate); Kumait (Missan governorate); Noor (Missan governorate); Umara (Missan governorate); Dema […]

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Oil Minister meets Japanese Delegation

By John Lee. Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] met recently with a delegation from the Japanese companies Toyo and Mitsui. The meeting was attended by the deputies of the minister and the Directors General. Minister Mahdi confirmed that Iraq is keen to strengthen relations with major global companies, expand cooperation in the […]

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Iraq Shortlists Candidates for Jordan Pipeline

By John Lee. The Wall Street Journal and Reuters report that Iraq has shortlisted 12 international companies to build the new $18-billion oil export pipeline to Jordan, the country’s first such pipeline in decades. Iraq’s oil ministry has chosen these companies from a list of more than 80 international firms which submitted their credentials to build […]

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New Fertilizer Plant for Basra

By John Lee. The Ministry of Industry and Minerals has announced an agreement with a Japanese Company to build a new plant for nitrogenous fertilizers in Basra province. A statement from the Ministry said: “The MoI represented by the Petrochemical Industries and Fertilizers Commission concluded a non-binding goodwill letter and Confidentiality Agreement with the Japanese […]

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