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Japanese Company considers Gas Pipeline and Petchem Plant

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly contracted Japan’s Toyo Engineering to help build a gas pipeline to Kuwait and a petrochemical plant as Baghdad. According to a report from Reuters, the move will help Iraq to reduce flaring and finish paying the reparations owed to Kuwait for the invasion in 1990. The project would allow […]

New Pipeline to Export Kirkuk Oil via Ceyhan

By John Lee. Iraq’s Oil Ministry has announced that it will build a new pipeline from Baiji to Fishkabur, enabling Kirkuk oil to be exported again from Turkey’s Ceyhan port (pictured). Kirkuk’s oil was previously being exported via the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) pipeline to Ceyhan, but this has been on hold since Baghdad took […]

Baghdad “Looks to Take Control of KRG Oil”

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Iraqi State Organization for Marketing Oil (SOMO) announced Nov. 2 that it is arranging with Turkey to allow SOMO to sell Iraqi crude from the disputed territories […]

Rosneft to Build New Kurdistan Oil Pipeline

Russia’s Rosneft and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have announced the start of joint implementation of an infrastructure project for the operation of the oil pipeline in the Kurdish Autonomous Region. According to a statement from Rosneft, its share in the project “may amount to 60%“. “The other project participant with 40% share will be KAR […]

Rosneft in $1bn Kurdistan Pipeline Deal

Russian oil company Rosneft has completed its due diligence on infrastructure of the export oil pipeline in Iraqi Kurdistan (‘KROP”) and will shortly finalise the legally binding documents on oil pipeline project under the Investment Agreement signed at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2017. The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq and the Company […]

Call to Reopen Iraq-Saudi Pipeline

Reuters reports that a former Iraqi oil minister said it was necessary for Iraq to regain the Iraqi Pipeline in Saudi Arabia (IPSA), which has not carried Iraqi crude since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, and which was confiscated by Saudi Arabia in 2001 as compensation for debts owed by Baghdad. Bahr Al Olum, […]

Atrush Production expected this Summer

By John Lee. Oil production at the Atrush block is expected to start “around late June to August“, according to a report from Rudaw. The pipeline (pictured) from the oilfield, in Kurdistan’s Duhok governorate, is reported to be nearing completion, with initial production expected to be about 30,000 bpd. The website of the Abu Dhabi National […]

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 […]

Oil Export Resumes at Basra Oil Terminal

By John Lee. Reuters reports that loading of crude oil has resumed at al-Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT). Operations were stopped for 24-hours to install a new pipeline feeding the facility, the started again at midnight on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters)    

Basra Oil Terminal stops Loading for 24 hrs

By John Lee. Oil exports from Iraq’s main gulf terminal have reportedly stopped from midnight on Tuesday for 24 hours to allow the installation of a new pipeline. Two sources at the South Oil Company (SOC) told Reuters that loading at the three single-point moorings (SPMs) connected with the Basra terminal will not be affected. […]

Iran to Build New Gas Export Pipeline to Iraq

By John Lee. The Planning Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) has said that Iran has started work on the second pipeline for exports of natural gas from Iran to Iraq. Hassan Montazer Torbati (pictured) said construction of the pipeline to south Iraq had begun on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contract. The first pipeline […]