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Iraq Business News brings you the latest information on developments and opportunities in the oil and gas industry in Iraq.

Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for January

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for January of 102,485,591 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.306 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.428 million bpd exported in December. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 101,062,366 barrels, while exports […]

Ambassador meets Russian Deputy Minister of Energy

The Ambassador of Iraq in Moscow, Mr. Abdul-Rahman Hamid Al-Hussaini, met with the Russian Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr. Pavel Sorokin to discuss bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy (oil, gas, and electricity). Ambassador Al-Hussaini stressed Iraq’s keenness to develop relations with the Russian Federation in the energy sector and provide support to Russian […]

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Russia may Triple Investment in Iraqi Oil

By John Lee. Investment by Russian oil and gas companies in Iraq may increase three-fold, according to a report by Tass. It quotes Russian politician Yury Fedorov [Nikolay Vasilyevich Fyodorov] as telling the Iraqi Ambassador to Russia, Abdul-Rahman Al-Husseini, that the total investment in Iraq by companies such as Lukoil, Bashneft and Gazprom Neft has […]

Iraq “likely” to get New Waiver for Iran Gas Imports

By Bryant Harris for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq likely to continue importing Iranian natural gas under US waiver renewal Iraqi officials have indicated that the United States is likely to renew a key Iran sanctions waiver […]

Iran’s $1.4bn Deal for Oilfields near Iraq Border

By John Lee. The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has agreed a $1.4-billion deal to develop two oilfields in Khuzestan, near the border with Iraq. The National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) and Iran’s MAPNA Group signed a ten-year contract within the IPC framework, to improve the recovery rate, increase production and exploitation of the […]

Oil Production Falls at Garraf Field

By John Lee. Production at the Garraf [Gharraf] oil field in southern Iraq has reportedly fallen to an average of around 93,000 barrels per day (bpd) in January. According to S&P Global Platts, officials from Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX) said on Monday that the drop was due to delays in drilling works. It added that […]

Iraq to Cut Production at Nahr Bin Umar

By John Lee. The Basra Oil Company (BOC) will reportedly reduce production at the Nahr Bin Umar oilfield due to pollution and gas emissions. Director General Ihsan Abduljabbar [Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail] is quoted as saying that the field is considered one of Iraq’s most controversial because of pollution and gas emissions. (Source: Reuters)

Video: Iraq Struggles to switch to LPG

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq struggles to switch from use of imported fuel to national gas The Iraqi government is trying to get people to switch from imported fuel to locally produced gas. All new public transport […]

DNO reports Record Revenues and Production

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported interim 2019 revenues of USD 971 million, the highest in the Company’s 48-year history, on the back of acquisitions and a record drilling campaign driving a 28 percent year-on-year increase in Company Working Interest (CWI) production to 104,800 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd). […]

Fmr UK Defence Minister joins Genel Energy Board

Genel Energy has announced the appointment of David McManus as Chairman with immediate effect. Sir Michael Fallon (pictured) has been appointed as senior independent Non-Executive Director, and Tolga Bilgin and Hassan Gozal have also been appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Directors. David McManus has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and […]

KRG “Agrees 2020 Budget Share with Baghdad”

By John Lee. Erbil and Baghdad have reportedly reached an agreement on Erbil’s contribution to the 2020 federal budget. According to Reuters, the state news agency INA says the deal includes a transfer of 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the oil-producing region to Iraq’s national budget. Iraq’s 2020 federal budget is currently under discussion […]

Iraq 2020 – Discovering Business

Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you a major new guide to business in Iraq. Published by Allurentis, in association with Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC), Iraq 2020 – Discovering Business contains a wealth of case studies, commentary and data; it’s 68 pages of essential reading for everyone with an interest in the redevelopment […]