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SOMO Reveals More Important Data

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. SOMO Reveals More Important Data on its Marketing Activities In my latest article I suggested that the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) disclose details on its regular (term contract) marketing activities in […]

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SOMO "Squeezing Out" Oil Resellers

By John Lee. Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) is reported to be restricting companies from reselling Basra crude oil on the spot market. Oil traders have told S&P Global Platts that SOMO wants to keep a greater share of the lucrative spot market for itself. The report adds that SOMO is merely implementing restrictions already embedded […]

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SOMO Restarts Export of Kirkuk Oil via Turkey

By John Lee. Baghdad has reached an agreement with Kurdish authorities to resume exports from the Kirkuk oilfields, via the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured). In a statement on Friday, the Ministry of Oil said between 50,000 and 100,000 barrels per day would be exported through the pipeline on behalf of the Baghdad-controlled State Oil […]

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SOMO "Close to JV" with China's Zhenhua

By John Lee. Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) is reported to be close to a deal with China's state-run Zhenhua Oil to boost its crude oil sales. According to Reuters, China is under pressure to cut oil purchases from Iran, as the United States re-imposes sanctions on Tehran. More here. (Source: Reuters)

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SOMO Does Not Work This Way

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Below is the full Arabic text and source of what was reportedly said by Abdul Alal AL-Yassiry, the Chairman of the Iraqi Centre for Economic and Investment Consultation in Karbala. What prompts […]

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Reforming and Transforming SOMO

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Reforming and Transforming SOMO This analysis was presented via Skype Conference to the management and staff of Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) on 12th December 2017: Please click here to download […]

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SOMO Awards Diesel Tenders

By John Lee. Sources have told Reuters that China's state-run Zhenhua Oil will supply diesel (500 parts per million (ppm) sulphur) to Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) through a term contract for the first time. It will supply 600,000 tonnes of the 2.37 million tonnes sought by SOMO in a tender for delivery in […]

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SOMO Boss to be Replaced

By John Lee. Iraq has replaced the head of its State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO). Falah al-Amri [Falah Jasim Alamri, Falah al-Amiri], who has been in the top job at SOMO since March 2006, is to become an advisor on marketing and strategy at the Oil Ministry. He is to be replaced at SOMO by […]

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Expert Blog: Debating SOMO Transformation

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Debating SOMO Transformation New important developments pertaining to or initiated by Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) surfaced during the last few months; they seemed to be integrated components of what was […]

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SOMO considers JVs in Oil Shipping, Storage

By John Lee. Reuters reports that following the setting up a new oil trading firm with Lukoil subsidiary Litasco, the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) is considering setting up similar ventures in shipping and oil storage. The news agency quotes the head of SOMO, Falah Alamri, as telling the CWC Iraq Petroleum Conference: “The idea is […]

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