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Oil Exports Fall Slightly in April

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for April of 100,197,197 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.340 million barrels per day (bpd), a slight increase from the 3.453 bpd exported in March. These exports were entirely from the southern terminals, with no exports registered from Kirkuk via Ceyhan. […]

Iraq could transport 1m bpd via Aqaba

By John Lee. Iraq could transport up to a million barrels of oil per day through the Jordanian port of Aqaba (pictured), according to a report from The National. Ali Nazar Faeq Al Shatari, deputy director general for the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) told The National: “That project is still in place and we’re […]

Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for March

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for March of 107,050,000 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.453 million barrels per day (bpd), a slight increase from the 3.426 bpd exported in February. The exports were entirely from the southern terminals, through 39 international companies, with no exports registered […]

Oil Exports Fall Slightly in March

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for March of 107,050,000 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.453 million barrels per day (bpd), a slight increase from the 3.426 bpd exported in February. The exports were entirely from the southern terminals, with no exports registered from Kirkuk via Ceyhan. […]

Iraq may build Oil Storage in Japan, South Korea

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq is studying the possibility of building crude oil storage facilities in South Korea and Japan. Alaa al-Yasiri, head of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO), said the move is part of a plan to increase sales to Asian clients: “SOMO’s new strategy is to form trade arms in […]

Iran says IS Resurgence could Hamper Iraq Oil Deal

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. The Islamic State (IS) appears to be staging a comeback in parts of Iraq, which could endanger the country’s oil deal with Iran. Hamid Hosseini, the Iranian secretary-general […]

Iraq to launch new “Basrah Medium” Crude Oil Grade

By John Lee. Platts reports that Iraq plans to launch a new Basrah Medium crude oil grade “whenever logistics allow,” to provide “more stability” in existing grades. It quotes Ali Nazar al-Shatari, the Deputy Director General of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) as saying the new grade will have an API gravity of 29-30 degrees, […]

Oil Exports Fall Slightly in February

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for February of 95,940,404 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.426 million barrels per day (bpd), a slight decrease from the 3.490 bpd exported in January. The exports were entirely from the southern terminals, with no exports registered from Kirkuk via Ceyhan. […]

Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for January

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for January of 108,190,068 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.490 million barrels per day (bpd), a slight decrease from the 3.535 bpd exported in December. The exports were entirely from the southern terminals, with no exports registered from Kirkuk via Ceyhan. […]

Baghdad keen to Restart Oil Exports through Turkey

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] is to visit Turkey this week to discuss expanding cooperation in the oil and energy sector. Among the topics for discussion will be the possible restarting of oil exports via the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured), and the export the Iraqi oil “by SOMO company […]