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Lebanon calls for Restoration of Iraq Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. The Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament has reportedly called for the restoration of an oil pipeline between Iraq and Lebanon, which ceased operation during the Iran-Iraq war more than 30 years ago. On the last of a four-day visit to Iraq, during which he met with Iraqi President Barham Salih, Nabih Berri […]

Iraq to Export 1m bpd Oil through Jordan

Iraq announced on Thursday the completion of the “technical preparations” to extend a pipeline to export one million barrels of oil per day through Jordan, Petra has reported. “The export capacity of the Basra-Aqaba pipeline, which runs through Jordan, is expected to reach one million barrels per day (bpd),” Iraqi oil minister, Thamir Al-Ghadhban, said […]

Iraq-Lebanon Oil Pipeline expected back in Service

By John Lee. Reports from Lebanon suggest that an old pipeline between Iraq’s Kirkuk oilfield and the Lebanese city of Tripoli is expected to be brought back into service. Cesar Abi Khalil (pictured), Lebanon’s Acting Minister for Energy and Water, is quoted as saying that Lebanon is in contact with officials in Iraq and Syria […]

Iraq, Jordan to Ease Trade, Finalise Plans for Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi and Jordan’s Prime Minister Dr. Omar Razzaz have agreed a series of measures to increase cooperation between the two countries. Following a meeting at the weekend, they announced that, among other steps, they will finalize the framework agreement for the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline which will run from Basra […]

Iraq targets major Basra Gulf Expansion

Iraq is pursuing major infrastructure projects to add millions of barrels per day of export capacity, in an effort to keep pace with ambitious plans to raise production. In the short term, the Oil Ministry is looking to jump-start work on a long-delayed pipeline contract with the Australian company Leighton Offshore. Beyond that, Iraq is […]

Kirkuk-Baiji-Baghdad Pipeline Opens

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has announced that the Kirkuk-Baiji-Baghdad pipeline is now operational. According to a statement from the Ministry, the 16-inch crude oil pipeline was completed in record time. Running for 180 kilometers, the pipeline will supply the refineries of Baiji and Daura, and the Quds […]

Rosneft, KRG sign Gas Development Agreement

As part of the XXII St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq signed an agreement securing the intention of the Parties to make a detailed analysis of potential gas cooperation options. The Parties ensure stepwise implementation of the arrangements following the Investment Agreement signed at the XXI St. Petersburg […]

Ducorr completes Corrosion Protection work at Majnoon

By John Lee. Sharjah-based Ducorr has reportedly completed the design and deployment of a cathodic protection system for Shell’s Majnoon oil field. Construction Week Online quotes company sources as saying that the flowlines were buried in very corrosive soil, hence the need for protection. (Source: Construction Week Online)

Iraq could transport 1m bpd via Aqaba

By John Lee. Iraq could transport up to a million barrels of oil per day through the Jordanian port of Aqaba (pictured), according to a report from The National. Ali Nazar Faeq Al Shatari, deputy director general for the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) told The National: “That project is still in place and we’re […]

Iran Oil Ministry: Iraq to Blame for Delay in Oil Swap

Iran’s Oil Ministry linked a 4-month delay in the implementation of an oil swap deal with Iraq to the Arab country’s unpreparedness and technical problems. In a letter to the Tasnim News Agency in response to a recent report on the lengthy delay in implementation of the oil swap deal with Iraq, Iran’s Oil Ministry […]

“Iraq’s Energy Future Lies to the North”

By John Lee. A new report from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy says that Iraqi hydrocarbons “will either be exploited by Iran and its allies or used for Iraq’s own benefit, transforming the country into an energy export hub between the Gulf states, Turkey, and Europe. The United States has a strong strategic […]

Iraq to establish Gas Pipeline Company by end-March

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil is to establish a Gas Pipeline Company (GPC), which shall perform the functions of the Gas-to-Power Aggregator, by the end of this month. According to documents obtained by Iraq Business News, the Director General of the Gas Pipeline Company will be appointed by the Council of Ministers based […]