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Iraq, Algeria Discuss Oil Production Cuts

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has met with the Algerian minister of energy Mr. Nooraldeen Botarfa in Baghdad at Wednesday to discuss increasing cooperation between the two countries in the oil sector. In addition to exchanging ideas about the development of the oil sector, they also discussed the “necessary coordination between […]

Algerian Energy Minister to visit Baghdad

By John Lee. Algeria’s Energy Minister is to visit Baghdad on Wednesday and Thursday. According to the report from Reuters, Nouredine Bouterfa (pictured) will discuss OPEC-related issues with the Iraqi Minister of Oil. (Source: Reuters)

Iraq oil Output Falls on OPEC Cuts

By John Lee. The Director of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO), Falah al-Amiri, has told reporters that crude oil exports so far in March average 3.756 million bpd, including 515,000 bpd exported by Iraqi Kurdistan. According to Reuters, Iraq’s oil production is down by more than 300,000 bpd, to 4.464 million (bpd), due to OPEC […]

Iraq, Iran agree to Resolve Dispute on Joint Oil Fields

By Sara al-Qaher for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  On Feb. 20, the Iraqi Oil Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iranian Oil Ministry to settle disputes over the joint oil fields and examine the possibility of building […]

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 the “Biggest Threat to the OPEC Deal”

By John Lee. According to a report from Markets Insider, the biggest challenge to the recently-announced OPEC oil production cuts is Iraq. Under the agreement, Iraq has committed to cut production by 210,000 barrels per day. “That sounds simple in theory,” writes Michael McDonald, “just switch off a few pumps. In reality it’s much more […]

OPEC Cut Impact on Iraq: A Bleak Prospect

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Analyzing December 2016 data prompts three disturbing remarks: First, there is more than 128% difference between what the Minister of Oil and the DG of SOMO said on how much Iraq should […]

Iraq Begins to cut Oil Production

By John Lee. Iraq has begun reducing its crude oil output from the start of the year, in line with its OPEC commitments. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] said in a statement on Thursday: “Iraq confirms its commitment to the decision of OPEC, which was taken during the last meeting in Vienna, by […]

Iran, Iraq asked to Freeze Oil Output at Current Levels

By John Lee. Qatar’s Energy Minister has reportedly said that Iran and Iraq are being asked to freeze oil output at current levels, as part of a wider deal to restrain production. According to ArabianBusiness.com, Mohammed Al Sada told reporters: “We are discussing with both countries on that and we are looking at various ways and […]

Iraq to Continue Supporting OPEC Oil Market Stabilization

The Iraqi Minister for Oil has committed to support the efforts of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) aimed at stabilization of the oil market. At a meeting in Baghdad on Wednesday, Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] told OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo: “Your visit comes at a time when Iraq […]