Archive | 27th February 2012

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

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Exxon Finally Confirms KRG Contract

ExxonMobil has finally broken its silence regarding its plans to explore for oil in Iraqi Kurdistan. In the company's 10k statement filed on Friday, it says: "During 2011, production sharing contracts were negotiated with the regional government of Kurdistan ... Exploration and production activities in the Kurdistan region of Iraq are governed by production-sharing contracts […]

Triumph for Maliki as Iraq Passes the Annual Budget

The following article was published by Reidar Visser, an historian of Iraq educated at the University of Oxford and currently based at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. […]

Iraq Approves $100.5bn Budget for 2012

After months of  wrangling, the Iraqi House of Representatives has finally approved the $100.5 billion budget for 2012, according to AKnews. The budget is based on an average oil price of $85 per barrel and 2.6m barrels per day in crude oil exports, up from last year's budget of $82.6b, which was based on an […]

Iraq Slashes Oil Exports to Jordan

Iraq's crude oil exports to Jordan have dropped from 10,000 barrels per day to 6,000 bpd, reports Aknews. An agreement from 2008 specifies exports of 10,000 bpd, while an August 2011 agreement to increase to 15,000 bpd was described as not feasible "due to technical and administrative issues". Sixty percent of Iraq's oil exports go […]