Tag Archives | Thailand

New Oil Bidding Round Postponed to Mid-2017

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil is to postpone a bidding round for 12 small- and medium-sized oil fields, following criticism of the plans by experts including IBN Expert Blogger Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. In a statement, the Ministry’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) said: “Following to the previous Ministry of Oil Announcement dated […]

New Oil Development Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has requested proposals from international oil companies interestsed in developing a number of small- and medium-sized oil fields. The fields concerned are: Sindebad (Basra governorate); Umm Qasr [Um Qaser] (Basra governorate); Rachi (Basra governorate); Abu Khema (Basra governorate); Kumait (Missan governorate); Noor (Missan governorate); Umara (Missan governorate); Dema […]

Iraq buys Thai Rice

By John Lee. Iraq has bought about 80,000 tonnes of rice from Thailand. Reuters reports that the deal was agreed at a price of of $443.90 per tonne, including cost, insurance and freight free out (CIFFO). (Source: Reuters) (Rice image via Shutterstock)

Iraq to End Thai Rice Ban

By John Lee. Iraq has lifted a ban on the importation of rice from Thailand. The ban was imposed on private exporters in August due to quality concerns, but the Thai government has continuously defended the quality of its rice. The Iraqi government had already stopped purchasing rice directly from its Thai counterpart three years […]

Iraq to Buy 150,000t of Thai rice

By John Lee. Iraq has bought 150,000 tonnes of rice from Thailand in a nominal tender for at least 30,000 tonnes, a source at the trade ministry has told Reuters. The rice is to be purchased from two sources: Olam International is to supply 120,000 tonnes; and, Ameropa is to supply the remaining 30,000 tonnes. […]

Iraq Buys 100,000 Tons of Rice

A source in the Iraqi trade ministry told Reuters on Thursday that Iraq bought 100,000 tonnes of rice from Argentina, Uruguay and Thailand following a tender that closed on 10th June: 30,000 tonnes will be sourced from Argentina; 30,000 tonnes from Uruguay; and, Commodity trading firm Olam International will supply Iraq with the 40,000 tonnes […]

Thailand and Iraq to Re-Open Embassies

Relations between Thailand and Iraq have gradually improved, and the two countries are preparing to re-open embassies in Bangkok and Baghdad. According to a report from MCOT, the Iraqi ambassador to Thailand, Dr Amal Mussa Hussain Ali Al-Rubaye, who is based in Kuala Lumpur, paid a courtesy call on Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at […]

Iraq Buys Wheat and Rice

Reuters reports that Iraq has bought 300,000 metric tons of wheat and 150,000 tons of rice According to Hassan Ibrahim, Director General of the Iraqi Grain Board, the rice was all from Thailand, while the wheat was: 150,000 tons from Australia; 100,000 tons from Canada; and, 50,000 tons from Kazakhstan. (Source: Reuters)