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Iraq calls for Oil Production Freeze

By John Lee. The head of Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) has said the world’s major oil producers must agree to freeze production, in order to shore up flagging oil prices. Falah Alamri said: “They should do this deal as this is the only way to support the oil price … Everybody needs it […]

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 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 […]

Archive of Kurdistan Oil Reports Published

The Ministry of Natural Resources announces a collection of five reports covering oil production, export consumption, revenue and expenditure from 2007-2015. Some of the reports have been published individually before, or were given to KRG officials or Parliament, but for completeness they are published together here. The reports are as follows, please click the links […]

Iraq Oil Sector Needs $300bn Investment

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] has said that Iraq’s oil and gas industry will need an investment of $300 billion over the next 15 years. He made the statement during a visit to Japan, at which he also discussed the long relationship between the two countries in the energy […]

Is the KRG heading for Bankruptcy?

By Amberin Zaman for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. When the Iraqi Kurds come to Washington, it is often to ask for guns to fight the Islamic State (IS). Now they are pleading for cash, warning that their campaign against the jihadis is threatened […]

Iraq Willing to Cut Oil Production

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] (pictured) has said Iraq was willing to accept a decision by OPEC and non-OPEC members to cut crude production. Reuters quotes the Minister as saying: “Iraq will agree and cooperate if producers really want to cooperate to cut.” (Sources: Reuters, Shafaaq)

Southern Iraq Oil Output 4.13m bpd in December

By John Lee. Iraqi oil production averaged 4.130 million bpd in December, all of it from the southern oilfields (as the northern fields are under the control of the KRG). Reuters reports that of the more than 128 million barrels produced during the month, 99.7 million barrels were exported. The selling price averaged $29.288 cents […]

Iraq Oil Exports at Record, and Fully Booked

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] (pictured) told Reuters on Thursday that Iraq’s plans to increase oil output this year will go ahead, with exports running in January at a record level and unaffected by Iran’s return to the market. He told the news agency he expects output from the […]

Iran to up Oil Output at Joint Iraq Fields

By John Lee. Iran‘s Minister for Petroleum, Bijan Nadar Zangeneh (pictured), has revealed plans to increase production at the country’s western joint fields with Iraq by 200,000 bpd. The increase will happen over the next eight months and “surge to 700,000 bpd in the years to come”, according to a report from PressTV. Iran has […]

PetroChina, Exxon Approached to Boost Production

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly approached PetroChina and ExxonMobil about investing in a multi-billion dollar project to help boost output from a number of smaller southern fields. The Deputy Chairman of the South Oil Company (SOC), Basim Abdul Kareem, told Reuters that the “Integrated South Project” consists of building oil pipelines, storage facilities and […]

Abdul Mahdi: Iraq to Watch non-OPEC Production

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s oil minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (pictured) has spoken to Reuters regarding Iraq’s position on OPEC’s failure to agree on a production ceiling as the battle to drive out shale production continues. Abdul Mahdi said that Iraq was now looking at the “real world” and that they would have to monitor production in countries […]