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Petrel Resources Shares Slump following Iraq Settlement

By John Lee. Shares in Irish-based Petrel Resources were trading 20 percent down on Friday after the company said it had reached a settlement in respect of the disposal of 2.2 million Petrel shares by Amira Petroleum‘s advisers notwithstanding a lock-in agreement entered into on 19 August 2013. According to the company:  On 14 August […]

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Trial Shipments of LPG from Badra Oilfield

By John Lee. Russia’s Gazprom Neft has reportedly started production of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) at its Badra field in Wasit Province. According to Energy Business Review, the company has started trial shipments of LPG to Iraq’s state-owned gas filling company, and to the Az-Zubaydiyah power station. The facility is expected to be operation in […]

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Efforts to Privatize Electricity face Resistance

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In a meeting held Feb. 21, Najaf’s provincial council followed in the footsteps of Dhi Qar, Muthanna, Wasit and Diwaniyah and voted against the privatization of the electricity sector in […]

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Badra Oilfield to Increase Production

By John Lee. The senior deputy minister for oil has said that production at the Badra oilfield in Wasit province will reach 65,000 bpd by the end of this year. Fayadh H. Niema made the announcement during his inspection visit to two oil and gas treatment units at the field. Assim Jihad, spokesman for the […]

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The Iraqi Shanty Town Between Two Oil Fields

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Between Black Gold, Bleak Prospects: Visiting The Iraqi Shanty Town Between Two Oil Fields NIQASH visits Wasit’s Oil Town. But this is no wealthy area for oil billionaires. This shanty […]

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IBBC and the Southern Governorates

By Robert Tollast. The following opinions are the author’s only, and do not necessarily represent the views of Iraq Business News. Despite the grim headlines, the main challenge for doing business in many parts of Iraq is not really security, it is still bureaucracy and a lack of clarity regarding who is responsible for different […]

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Petrel Resources “Incurs no Costs” in Iraq

By John Lee. In its Interim Statement for period ended 30 June 2015, Irish-based Petrel Resources issued the following update on its operations in Iraq: “Our third theatre of activities is Iraq, where we have had a presence for 18 years. The original Petrel interest was in Block 6 in the Western Desert between Baghdad […]

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Petrel says “Virtually no Activity” in Iraq

By John Lee. In a statement to the company’s Annual General Meeting in Dublin on Wednesday, the Chairman of Petrel Resources, John Teeling, said that there is “virtually no activity” at the company’s interests in Iraq. “The Block 6 acreage in Anbar province is a no-go area. There remains a belief that the authorities in […]

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Is Oil Industry Killing the Poor in Wasit?

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Chinese Company Pollutes, Causes Disease: Is The Oil Industry Killing The Poor in Wasit? As soon as the Chinese oil company began extracting oil from the Ahdab oil field in […]

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Arson Being Used to De-Stabilize Farms?

By Mohammed al-Zaidi. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Mysterious Fires of Wasit: Arson Being Used to De-Stabilize Iraqi Farms? A recent rash of farmland fires in Wasit province has seen accusations go flying. Is […]

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Gazprom: Badra Production Doubled

By Robert Tollast. Russia’s Gazprom Neft has announced that production at the Badra field in Wasit province is close to double last year’s production, now reaching 28,000 bpd. Gazprom Neft’s commercial production and exports at Badra started in September last year, after the company signed a contract to develop the field in January 2010, as […]

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