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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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Al-Kask Refinery re-starts Production

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has announced that the re-construction and rehabilitation of the first unit of the Al-Kask refinery in Ninawa is complete. The facility can process 10,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd). Work is continuing to finish the second unit, which also has a capacity of […]

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Chinese Companies to build Fao Refinery

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly signed a contract with two Chinese companies to build the Fao [Faw] oil refinery. An Iraqi oil official told Reuters the 300,000-bpd facility will include a petrochemical plant. It is to be built by the Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) and Norinco. (Source: Reuters)

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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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Southern Refineries to Increase Capacity by 33%

By John Lee. Iraq plans to increase capacity at its southern refineries to 280,000 barrels per day by the end of 2018. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] made the announcement at the opening of the second phase of the fourth unit project in the south refineries in Basrah governorate. The new project will […]

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Iraq to Reduce Oil Products Imports by 25%

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has said that Iraq will reduce imports of petroleum products by 25 percent, as the country restarts production at refineries that were damaged by the Islamic State group (IS, Daesh, ISIS, ISIL). He said that restarting production at the Seeniya, Hadeetha, Qayara and Kirkuk refineries […]

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Total may Bid for Nassirya Oil Refinery

By John Lee. France’s Total is said to be interested in bidding to build the greenfield 150,000-bpd Nassirya oil refinery. The Director General of the Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC), Ali Warid Hammood, told Reuters at the CWC Iraq Petroleum Conference in Berlin that bids are still open for the project, and that international oil […]

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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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Iraq to Increase Oil Capacity by 40%

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has said Iraq plans to increase its crude oil production capacity from 5 million bpd at present to 7 million bpd by 2022. According to a report from Reuters, he added that Iraq needs $4 billion for new investments in its downstream oil industry, […]

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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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