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Night Bird Construction: A fresh new approach to the Iraqi construction industry

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Petrel calls for Reform of Iraqi Oil Contracts

By John Lee. Petrel Resources has said that Iraq's Ministry of Oil should negotiate Production Sharing Agreements to replace the existing service contracts, as, "this would better align the interests of the parties, and create more wealth, value-added in downstream industries like refined products and petrochemicals, infrastructure and employment for Iraq." In its unaudited interim […]

Iraq Promotes Liquified Gas for Vehicles

By John Lee. The Undersecretary for Liquidation and Distribution Affairs at Iraq's Ministry of Oil, Hamid Younis, has said that the shift towards the use of liquified gas for vehicles is a strategic project for Iraq, which promotes sustainable development and supports the national economy, and is supported by the government and the Ministry. He […]

SOMO warns Int'l Companies not to buy Oil from KRG

By John Lee. Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) has announced that it had taken "marketing measures" and informed all international companies not to buy crude oil from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). SOMO Director, Alaa Al-Yasiri, also told the state-run Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The Federal Court issued a decision stipulating the invalidity […]

Jordan Resumes Import of Iraqi Crude

By John Lee. Iraq has re-started the export of crude oil by road to Jordan. Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Dr. Saleh Al-Kharabsheh (pictured), announced on Monday that loading had commenced at Kirkuk, instead of the previous site at Baiji. The memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was signed on 28th January 2021, has […]

Iraqi Oil Minister pushes Development of Eridu Oil Field

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail, has stressed the importance of developing the Eridu (Arido) oilfield in Block 10, which is in the Muthanna and Dhi Qar provinces. This came during a meeting with Lukoil's Vice President for Central Asia, Middle East, and North African affairs, Stepan Gorgi, and his […]

Iraq Buys New Ships for Port Maintenance

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil is increasing its in-house capacity to maintain its export terminals in southern Iraq, with the acquisition of new purpose-built ships. The Executive Director of the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), Hamid Younis, said that Safwan (pictured) will arrive in the coming days. It has the capability to assist […]

Analysis: Ending the ExxonMobil Presence at West Qurna 1

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Ending ExxonMobil Presence in WQ1 Oilfield Legal-Contractual Discussion with Economic-Financial Analysis Information indicates that the Iraqi Ministry of Oil (MoO) proposed to acquire (buy) ExxonMobil's participation interest (PI) in the West Qurna […]