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Iraq Opens 2nd Floating Pier

By John Lee. Iraq has now opened its second floating pier to export crude oil via the Gulf. Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi] said: “Today vessels have started to load crude from the two Single Point Moorings at the same time, and that should remarkably expand our export capacity.“ The first floating pier was […]

Iraq picks Petrofac for $95m SPM Contract

Reuters reports that Petrofac has won a $95 million contract to carry out maintenance work for Iraq’s new offshore terminals and sub-sea pipelines at the Gulf. The contract involves maintenance work to ensure there are no leakages in the pipelines or any faults at the two new single point mooring (SPM) terminals that may delay […]

Iraq Exports First Oil Cargo from Second Offshore Terminal

Reuters reports that Iraq has exported its first cargo of crude oil from its second new Single Point Mooring (SPM) floating terminal in the Gulf on Tuesday. The tanker named “A Whale” (pictured) left the terminal with a cargo of of two million barrels of crude oil destined for India’s state-run Indian Oil Corporation. The […]

Operations Resume at Iraq’s New Oil Export Terminal

The Kipp Report, citing sources at Iraq’s state-owned South Oil Company, reports that Iraq’s new offshore oil export terminal had resumed operations at 7.30 p.m. (1630 GMT) on Thursday, and was loading at a rate of 576,000 bpd. Iraq’s Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi had said earlier on Thursday that bad weather rather than technical […]

Iraq Denies Tech Fault in New Oil Terminal, Blames Weather

Iraq said on Thursday that weather, rather than a technical fault, was behind an interruption in the operation of the new single point mooring (SPM) terminal on the Persian Gulf. The new facility loaded 2 million barrels of oil into its first ship, the Maersk Hirado, between 8th March and 13th March, but has not […]

Technical Problems Halt Oil Exports from New Iraq Terminal

Technical glitches have halted exports from Iraq’s new offshore oil export terminal for the past week after it loaded just a single tanker, two sources at the state-owned South Oil Company said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. The first of four single-point mooring (SPM) terminals, which are being built by Australia’s Leighton Holdings, opened on […]

Iraq Starts Exporting Oil from New Floating Facility

Reuters, citing two sources at the state-owned South Oil Company, reports that Iraq began loading oil from a long-awaited new floating Single Point Mooring (SPM) platform in the Gulf on Thursday. “We started the loading at 2:45 pm (1145 GMT). The loading process is normal. The situation of pipes and the SPM is stable, and […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

Advertising Feature Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you the latest Iraq Market Tracker report from Dunia Frontier Consultants. The market tracker highlights the activities and market performance of a basket of publicly traded firms who derive a significant percentage of their revenues from operations in Iraq, but are traded on foreign exchanges: a […]