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Iraq may Change Oil Pricing Benchmark for Asia

By John Lee. Iraq is considering changing its price benchmark for Basra crude oil sales to Asia. From January, the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) proposes to price relative to Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) Oman futures, rather than the average of Platts’ Oman-Dubai quotes. According to a report from Reuters, this would mark a significant […]

Budget Law 2017 and OPEC Production Cut Impact

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Budget Law 2017 and OPEC Production Cut Impact – Preliminary Remarks On 7 December, the Iraqi Parliament passed Budget Law 2017 by a majority voting with 186 attendances, before the House went […]

Iraq Agrees to Limit Oil Production Target

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced that it has agreed to limit its oil production target to 4.75 – 5 million barrels per day. The country is currently producing around 4.6 million bpd. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi (Allibi) is going to participate in the OPEC meetings at the end of November, […]

Oil Exports from Southern Ports Rise

By John Lee. Iraq’s crude oil exports from its southern ports rose to 3.230 million bpd in August, compared with 3.202 million bpd in July, according to the Ministry of Oil. Revenues for the month hit $3.93 billion, giving an average selling price of $39.248 per barrel. (Source: Ministry of Oil)

Iraq’s Financial Problems “Cyclical”

At the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)‘s Spring Conference in London last week, there was a general feeling that the downturn in oil prices is temporary, and that Iraq’s finances will rebound in due course. Referring to the long-term trend in oil prices, Vikas Handa of Weir Group was adamant that “there is only one […]

Ministry of Oil Confirms February Export Figures

By John Lee. The Iraqi ministry of oil has declared its final oil exports for February 2016. Assim Jihad, spokesman of the ministry, said it exported 93,500 million barrels, equating to 3,224 barrels per day, all of it from the southern ports. Final statistics from the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) show revenue of 2.249 […]

Global Oil Output Freeze Plan “Acceptable” For Iraq

By John Lee. Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari (pictured) has said that Iraq is inclined to accept a global deal to freeze oil production in order to lift crude oil prices. He told Reuters: “The idea of a freeze in production is I think acceptable to all parties, even to us. “Everybody is suffering from this […]

Iraq has World’s 3rd Lowest Oil Production Costs

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil quotes a report by Rystad Energy as saying that Iraq has the world’s third-lowest-cost crude oil. Kuwait came in lowest at $8.50 per barrel, with Saudi Arabia at $9.90, followed by Iraq at $10.70. Fourth place went to UAE at $12.30, and Iran took fifth place with $12.60. […]

Iraq to pay $2bn in Arrears to Foreign Companies

By John Lee. Shafaaq reports that Iraq will pay foreign oil companies about $2 billion in remaining arrears for 2015 in April. The arrears were accumulated to international oil companies (IOCs) such as BP, Shell , ExxonMobil, Eni and Lukoil, which operate in under service contracts, whereby they are paid a fixed dollar fee for […]

Oil Exports Slip in February

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil said on Tuesday that exports from the south fell in February to 3.225 million bpd, down from 3.285 million bpd the previous month. Bad weather was blamed for the drop. Reuters reports that, for a fifth consecutive month, Baghdad exported no oil via its northern pipeline to Ceyhan. […]

Iraq Raises March Oil Prices

By John Lee. Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) has adjusted its official selling prices for its Basra and Kirkuk crude oil for March. In common with some other countries, Iraq’s oil is priced relative to regional benchmark prices: For shipments to US, contracts are priced are relative to the Argus Sour Crude Index (ASCI); […]