Baker Hughes to Boost Gas Production at Nassiriya and Gharraf

By John Lee. US-based Baker Hughes has reportedly signed a contract with state-owned Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) to increase production of associated gas at the Nassiriya and Gharraf [Garraf] (pictured) oilfields. Anwar Hadi Shiaa, a director of the DQOC, told the state-controlled Iraqi News Agency that the company aims to increase the gas production […]

Iraqi Militia makes Credible Threat against Gulf States

By Hamdi Malik and Michael Knights for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Militia Group Makes Credible New Threat Against the Gulf States The facade group in question tends to follow through on its […]

Dust Storms and Climate Change hammer Iraq

By Jassim Al-Falahy, Iraqi Minister of Environment, for Newsweek. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Dust Storms, Climate Change Hammer Iraq In Iraq this past spring, the air sometimes was orange. Not the sky, the air. It looked like what I imagine […]

Iraq maintains Oil Export Volume for September

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for September of 98,765,153 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.292 million barrels per day (bpd), slightly up from the 3.286 million bpd exported in August. The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 96,445,421 barrels, […]

New Digitised Mapping Service for Erbil

By John Lee. A new startup has reportedly announced a new product that digitises real estate maps. According to a report from Iraq Tech, Optionline's Naxsha is cloud-based real-estate software that "offers agencies a customisable platform to build and use data to improve their sales strategy." The app currently only contains maps of Erbil city, […]

Iraq Confirms August Oil Exports

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced finalised oil exports for August of 101,859,528 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.286 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.303 million bpd exported in July. The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 100,750,000 barrels, while […]

Genel Energy announces New CEO

Genel Energy has announced the appointment of Paul Weir as Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the Board of Directors, with immediate effect. Paul, who was previously Chief Operating Officer before being made Interim Chief Executive Officer in June this year, joined Genel in January 2020. Paul had worked for more than 30 […]

The Deadly Greed of Iraq's Elite

By Dr Renad Mansour for Chatham House. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The deadly greed of Iraq's elite Political unrest since last year's election has claimed dozens of lives - but high-level corruption has quietly killed many more Iraqis. Click here […]

Ferry Service planned between Pakistan and Iraq

By John Lee. Pakistan and Iraq have reportedly agreed to start a ferry service between Basra and Karachi to facilitate Pakistani pilgrims vis­iting Iraq. According to The Nation, the agreement was reached during a meeting be­tween Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Iraqi Ambassa­dor Hamid Abbas Lafta. Minister Sanaullah than­ked the Iraqi government for issuing visas […]