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Iraq Oil Exports for June Exceed $6bn

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for June of 86,765,589 barrels, giving an average for the month of 2.892 million barrels per day (bpd), slightly down from the 2.899 million bpd exported in May. The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 83,690,352 barrels, […]

Kurdistan 2020 Oil Business "Crashed due to COVID-19"

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has released its annual oil and gas audit report for 2020, which revealed several drops in production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The region's total exported and consumed oil for the year stood at 165,942,861 barrels, about 5 million barrels less comparing to 2019. The average price of oil dropped […]

Deloitte Report on Kurdistan Region Oil and Gas

Deloitte report on Oil and Gas review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region - Q1 to Q4 of 2020 The KRG has published a report containing verified statistics covering the Kurdistan Region's oil exports, consumption and revenues for period 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020,¬†along with the consolidated report for the year 2020. The report, […]

Masdar to Develop Solar Projects in Iraq

By John Lee. Masdar, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi-based¬† Mubadala Investment Company, has signed a strategic agreement to develop 2,000 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Iraq. Heads of Agreement (HOA) were signed at a virtual ceremony by His Excellency Majid A. Hantosh, Minister of Electricity, the Republic of Iraq, Her Excellency Suha […]

Iraq "Cancels" Oil Deal with China's Zhenhua

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly cancelled its $2-billion pre-paid oil supply agreement with Zhenhua Oil Company. Under a deal said to have been agreed in January, the state-owned Chinese company would pay Iraq in advance for a year's supply of oil. S&P Global Platts reported the following month that Iraq had "frozen" the deal, […]

Iraq Oil Revenues almost $6bn in May

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced finalised oil exports for May of 89,881,268 barrels, giving an average for the month of 2.899 million barrels per day (bpd), slightly down from the 2.947 million bpd exported in April. The exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 86,820,355 barrels, […]

Lukoil paid over $60m to Iraqi Govt in 2020

By John Lee. Russian oil company Lukoil has published details of its payments made during the financial year ended 31 December 2020 in favor of the government of Iraq: The Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) [Thiqar Oil Company] received 1,963 million Russian Rubles [$26.9 million] in respect of the Block 10 field; The General Commission […]

BP to Spin Off Iraq Operations?

By John Lee. UK-based BP is reportedly considering a plan to spin off its Iraqi operations in Iraq into a separate company. According to Dow Jones, the new company would be jointly owned by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), BP's partner in the giant Rumaila project. More here. (Source: Dow Jones)

Increased Capacity at Dora Refinery

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil has opened two plants for improving gasoline and hydrogen production at the Al-Dora refinery in Baghdad. The new gasoline line will increase capacity from 3 million liters per day to 4 million liters per day, and is part of a program to reduce fuel imports by 50 percent […]