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Shaikan Crude to be Exported by Truck

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP), operator of the Shaikan Field in Iraqi Kurdistan, has said the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is to begin exporting all Shaikan crude production via trucks to Turkey, from the end of February. Subsequently, no Shaikan crude will be injected into the Kirkuk-Ceyhan export pipeline at Fishkhabour, until […]

Iran, Iraq Sign MoU to Export Kirkuk Oil

Iraq’s Oil Ministry announced that Tehran and Baghdad have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to carry out studies on the construction of a pipeline to export crude oil from the northern Iraqi fields of Kirkuk via Iran. In a statement, the Iraqi ministry said the agreement was signed during a recent ceremony in the […]

Iraq to cut Basra Oil Exports again

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq plans to cut crude oil exports from Basra to 3.013 million bpd in March. This would be comprised of 2.207 million bpd of Basra Light blend, and 806,000 bpd of Basra Heavy. According to the report, this would be the lowest Basra export since August. (Source: Reuters)

Oil Export Resumes at Basra Oil Terminal

By John Lee. Reuters reports that loading of crude oil has resumed at al-Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT). Operations were stopped for 24-hours to install a new pipeline feeding the facility, the started again at midnight on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters)    

Basra Oil Terminal stops Loading for 24 hrs

By John Lee. Oil exports from Iraq’s main gulf terminal have reportedly stopped from midnight on Tuesday for 24 hours to allow the installation of a new pipeline. Two sources at the South Oil Company (SOC) told Reuters that loading at the three single-point moorings (SPMs) connected with the Basra terminal will not be affected. […]

Payments Received for Tawke and Taq Taq Oil Exports

By John Lee. DNO ASA, the operator of the Tawke field, and its partner Genel Energy, have announced that they have received a payment of $35.45 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) as payment towards November 2016 crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke field. The payment reflects full settlement of […]

The Truth behind Oil Theft in Basra

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On Jan. 15, Iraqi members of parliament, including Sadeq al-Mhanna from the ruling National Alliance, revealed that they are in possession of documents that prove the theft of 300,000 barrels […]

Southern Oil Exports Fall following OPEC Cut

By John Lee. In a sign that Iraq is following through on the OPEC decision to cut oil output, Reuters reports that oil exports from Iraq’s southern terminals have fallen so far in January. According to loading data and an industry source, exports from southern Iraq averaged 3.25 million bpd in the first 16 days […]

Oil Exports from Southern Ports reach New Record

By John Lee. Crude oil exports from the Iraq’s southern ports reached a new high in December. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] said in a statement on Monday that exports from the country’s southern and central fields averaged 3.510 million barrels per day last month, which is up from the 3.407 million bpd […]

Iran Denies Pipeline Deal with Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran has denied that it has reached an agreement with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for laying joint oil pipelines. The public relations department of the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum announced on Tuesday that the country has made no agreements with the Iraqi Kurdistan for construction of two pipelines to deliver its crude oil to […]

Egypt plans to Import Oil Directly from Iraq

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, Egypt hopes to finalise a deal by the first quarter of 2017 to import crude oil directly from Iraq. Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla (pictured) told reporters that Egypt aims to import between 1 million and 2 million barrels per month from Iraq: “We already use […]