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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 […]

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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 […]

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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)

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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Int’l Companies Invited to Invest in New Pipeline

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has invited local and international companies to participate in the execution of the oil export pipeline extension, which extends from the Kirkuk oilfield to the Iraqi-Turkish border, and will run side-by-side with the old strategic pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured). Mr. Assim Jihad, the spokesman of the Ministry […]

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Iraq to use Drones to Protect Pipelines

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has called on his Ministry draw up plans to build a new system to protect Iraq’s pipelines network using new technology including drones. New monitoring systems and advanced cameras will also feature in the scheme, which is due start in the first quarter of 2018. […]

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Pipeline Network to cover all of Iraq

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has reportedly said that Iraq plans to build a network of pipelines to transport oil products throughout the country, as an alternative to expensive and hazardous road transport. Reuters quotes him as saying that the network will be part of a strategic plan that includes pipelines […]

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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 […]

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