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Demand Increases for both Basrah Light and Basrah Heavy

By John Lee. The head of the State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) said on Tuesday that Iraq is seeing increasing demand for its Basrah Light and Basrah Heavy crudes oil grades. Falah Alamri told Reuters: “There is a lot of demand in summer, more consumption now than the beginning of the year.” He added that […]

Oil Companies Warn of Development Delays

By John Lee. A senior Iraqi oil official has told Reuters that international oil companies (IOCs) have warned of delays to projects to increase its crude oil output if the Iraqi government insists on drastic spending cuts this year. Investments by IOCs are repaid with crude oil, which has become a problem since oil prices […]

Atrush Oil Field to Start Production this year

By John Lee. In its results for the first quarter of 2016, the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has said that its Atrush oil project in Iraqi Kurdistan is expected to commence oil production this year with a maximum gross capacity of 30,000 barrels per day. (Source: TAQA)

New Dhi Qar Oil Company Gets $42m Capital

By John Lee. Iraq’s new Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) is getting US$42 million in start-up capital following approval from the Iraqi Finance Ministry of Finance, according to a report from OilPrice. The company was spun off from the South Oil Company (SOC) in January, taking over four of its fields in Dhi Qar governorate; […]

Badra Oilfield to Increase Production

By John Lee. The senior deputy minister for oil has said that production at the Badra oilfield in Wasit province will reach 65,000 bpd by the end of this year. Fayadh H. Niema made the announcement during his inspection visit to two oil and gas treatment units at the field. Assim Jihad, spokesman for the […]

WesternZagros Resumes Production at Garmian

WesternZagros Resources has announced the resumption of crude oil production and sales from the Sarqala-1 well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Sales are to be in accordance with the payment mechanism for crude oil sales announced by the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Kurdistan Regional Government on February 1, 2016 based on the […]

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 […]