Tag Archives | Qayara

Iraq: “Chilling Accounts of Torture, Deaths”

Two former detainees and the father of a man who died in detention have provided details of ill-treatment, torture, and death in facilities run by the Iraqi Interior Ministry in the Mosul area, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. A detainee held by the ministry’s Intelligence and Counter Terrorism Office in an east Mosul prison […]

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Iraq Extends Deadline for Qayara Refinery Bids

By John Lee. Iraq has extended the deadline to bid for the construction and operation of a new 100,000-bpd Qayara refinery. The full statement from the Ministry of Oil is as follows: The ministry of oil would like to announce for the investment refinery in Ninawa governorate/ Qayara with a capacity of 100 thousand barrels […]

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Qayara Refinery available for Investment

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil has announced an opportunity to invest in a 100,000-bpd refinery at the Qayara field in Ninawa governorate. In a statement, the Ministry said: The execution is according to the methods of BOOT or BOO and according to the investment law of the refineries No.64 for the year 2007 […]

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Chinese Companies Win Al-Faw Projects

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has awarded the Al Faw [Al Fao] refinery and petrochemicals project to two Chinese companies. In a statement, the ministy named the companies as Power China and “Nerco Chinese Companies“. Mr. Assim Jihad, the spokesman of the Ministry,  said the refinery will have a capacity is 300,000 barrels/day. […]

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Sonangol to return to Qayara and Najmah Oil Fields

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] held a meeting with Edson Dos Santos, a director of Angolan oil company Sonangol, saying that he required the company to restart work in the Qayara and Najmah oil fields. According to a statement from the Ministry of Oil, Edison said his company was ready […]

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Soaring Temperatures Next Challenge for Mosul IDPs

It was hard enough coping with flight from conflict-hit areas during the winter months. Now, for the hundreds of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Mosul, summer heat is the new challenge. Having survived ISIL, most families are now bracing themselves to battle their second most dangerous enemy – the sizzling sun and the […]

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Last Oil-Well Fire at Qayara Extinguished

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has announced that the last remaining oil fire at the Qayara oil field has been extinguished. The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) had sabotaged 34 of the 50 wells at Qayara, setting 18 of them on fire. The Minister expressed his gratitude to […]

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Iraq Announces Liberation of Eastern Mosul

After more than 100 days of hard urban combat, Iraqi officials announced the liberation of eastern Mosul on Tuesday. While clearance operations are ongoing, the Iraqi security forces control all areas inside the city east of the Tigris River, the east bank of the river around all five bridges crossing the Tigris River, Mosul University […]

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Sonangol told to Return to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has told the Angolan oil company Sonangol to resume its work in developing the Qayara and Najmah oil fields in Nineveh governorate. In 2010 Sonangol was granted a 75-percent stake in the fields, along with North Oil Company (25%), at a price of $6.00 per barrel, […]

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Fleeing IS Forces Fired Toxic Chemicals

Forces of the Islamic State (also known as IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) have launched at least three chemical attacks on the Iraqi town of Qayyarah, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). The use of toxic chemicals as a means of warfare is a serious threat to civilians and combatants in and around the embattled city […]

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