Tag Archives | Nechirvan Barzani

NOC Allows Kirkuk Oil to Enter Kurdish Pipeline

By Simon Kent. Heightening speculation that  a new, comprehensive deal may be reached between the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) and Baghdad over oil exports and revenues, news has emerged that the federal North Oil Company (NOC) is allowing exports of Kirkuk crude via the Kurdish pipeline through Turkey. This could add up to 150,000 bpd […]

Turkish Forces Move from Bashika

By Simon Kent. Turkish forces at the centre of a row that has ignited passions over Iraqi sovereignty, have moved from their base in the Iraqi Kurdish area of Bashika. However, the soldiers are apparently not being withdrawn from Iraqi territory but are being re-located, according to a statement from the Turkish Ministry of Defence. […]

Ceyhan: Some Oil Cargoes Cancelled

By Simon Kent. Sources at Ceyhan have told Reuters that there is insufficient oil in the Iraqi State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) tanks at the port to fill planned cargoes. Both BP and Spain’s Cepsa have cancelled shipments, and no oil has gone to SOMO storage for the past ten days. According to sources, this […]

CWC’s 4th Kurdistan-Iraq Oil and Gas Conference

Highlights from December’s London Conference. By Robert Tollast. According to current plans, the Kurdish region of Iraq will be able to export 1 million barrels of oil in the not too distant future–by some accounts by the end of 2015. By 2020 as much as 10 billion cubic metres of gas will be exported from […]

Did Baghdad Reject Nechirvan’s Offer?

By John Lee. Reuters has reported an unnamed Iraqi government source describing what is supposedly the real reason for the delay in exporting 100,000 bpd from the Kurdish Regional Government to Turkey. As part of an interim deal , this oil was intended to be exported through the Iraqi state pipeline network. The oil represents a […]

Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline Repair Causes Delay

By John Lee. On 20th March, 2014, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani announced a KRG goodwill initiative to make a contribution to Iraq oil export to give the ongoing negotiations with Baghdad the maximum chance of success. The Prime Minister stated that the contribution to oil export from the KRG would be 100,000 barrels per day, […]

Shahristani Welcomes Barzani’s ‘Good Will’ Offer

By John Lee. Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussein al-Shahristani (pictured) has welcomed Nechirvan Barzani’s offer of sending 100,000 bpd of oil through the State Oil Marketing Company. According to Aswat al-Iraq, Barzani’s widely reported “good will” gesture was also welcomed by former oil minister Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum who was positive about the offer. Until the […]

KRG Offers 100,000 bpd Through SOMO

By John Lee. Kurdish Regional Government PM Nechirvan Barzani (pictured) has offered to send 100,000 bpd of oil from the Kurdish region through the State Oil Marketing Company, Reuters reports. The move is designed to partially appease Baghdad in the on going and tortuous dispute over oil revenues and exports to Turkey. Currently over 1 million […]

Iraqi Kurdistan Talks Independence While Locals Strike

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. Conflict between Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan over oil exports has resulted in something of a financial crisis in the northern region. State employees haven’t been paid, MPs are threatening to resign […]

High Level Kurdish Delegation Arrives in Baghdad

By John Lee. A delegation from the Kurdish Regional Government, including Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Nerchivan Barzani and Natural Resources Minister Ashti Hawrami (pictured) are in Baghdad to resolve the long running dispute over oil exports from the KRG, Reuters reports. The drive to solve the row over exports gained new urgency in 2011 when […]

KRG PM Barzani’s Speech in Reichstag Building

Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you for inviting me to address this important forum on energy and foreign policy. We in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have a great respect for Germany, one of the world’s most successful and established federal democracies. Ten years ago, the US and its allies removed Saddam Hussein from […]