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December Oil Exports: Volume Up, Revenue Down

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for December of 115,517,974 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.726 million barrels per day (bpd), a increase from the 3.377 bpd exported in November. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 112,450,367 barrels, while exports by […]

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Kirkuk Oil Exports “to stay Restricted”

By John Lee. Exports from Iraq’s northern Kirkuk oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan will reportedly remain at between 80-90,000 barrels per day, with most of the crude being used to feed local refineries, according to Iraq’s oil minister. Current production at the Kirkuk oilfields stands at around 370,000 bpd, the head of Iraq’s […]

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Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for November

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for November of 101,313,958 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.377 million barrels per day (bpd), a decrease from the 3.478 bpd exported in October. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 100,895,342 barrels, while exports from […]

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Oil Exports Revenues Fall in November

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for November of 101,156,808 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.372 million barrels per day (bpd), a decrease from the 3.478 bpd exported in October. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 100,895,342 barrels, while exports by […]

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SOMO “Squeezing Out” Oil Resellers

By John Lee. Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) is reported to be restricting companies from reselling Basra crude oil on the spot market. Oil traders have told S&P Global Platts that SOMO wants to keep a greater share of the lucrative spot market for itself. The report adds that SOMO is merely implementing restrictions already embedded […]

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Iraq to Increase Oil Share to Asia in 2019

By John Lee. Iraq has allocated 67 percent of its oil exports for 2019 to Asia, with 20 percent going to the Europe and 13 percent to the United States (or to according to Reuters, to North and South America). In a statement, the Ministry of Oil said the allocation was made based on the […]

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Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for October

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for October of 107,821,261 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.478 million barrels per day (bpd), a slight decrease from the 3.560 bpd exported in September. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 107,530,008 barrels, giving $7.898 […]

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SOMO Restarts Export of Kirkuk Oil via Turkey

By John Lee. Baghdad has reached an agreement with Kurdish authorities to resume exports from the Kirkuk oilfields, via the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured). In a statement on Friday, the Ministry of Oil said between 50,000 and 100,000 barrels per day would be exported through the pipeline on behalf of the Baghdad-controlled State Oil […]

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Sanctions Halt Iraqi Oil Exports to Iran

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s new Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has opted for the policy of his predecessor, Haider al-Abadi, by committing himself to the US sanctions on Iran. A few hours […]

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Oil Exports Revenues Rise in October

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for October of 107,530,008 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.469 million barrels per day (bpd), a slight decrease from the 3.560 bpd exported in September. These exports were entirely from the southern terminals, with no exports registered from Kirkuk via Ceyhan. […]

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Iraq Plans Big Increase in Oil Production

By John Lee. The Basra Oil Company (BOC) reportedly plans to increase production  from 3.2 to 5 million barrels per day over the next seven years. According to Platts, BOC directror Ihsan Ismaael told the CWC Basra conference in Istanbul that the increased production would be sustained for at least 20 years after that. Among […]

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Iraq targets major Basra Gulf Expansion

Iraq is pursuing major infrastructure projects to add millions of barrels per day of export capacity, in an effort to keep pace with ambitious plans to raise production. In the short term, the Oil Ministry is looking to jump-start work on a long-delayed pipeline contract with the Australian company Leighton Offshore. Beyond that, Iraq is […]

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