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Iraq to Receive Rest of Oil-for-Food Funds by Year End

The Iraqi Government has a “realistic” plan to take full ownership of a fund administering proceeds from export sales of petroleum under the Oil-for-Food Programme by the end of this year, a top United Nations official said on Tuesday. “Once all the outstanding activities under the Oil-For-Food Programme are concluded, and taking into account issues […]

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BP Partners Net Contracts Worth $500m

BP has announced the first major contracts involving its partners on the rehabilitation of the Rumaila field in Southern Iraq. Three contractor groups were selected for drilling wells, worth a total of around $500 million, and will provide seven additional drilling rigs from the second half of 2010. The contracts will be awarded to: - […]

French Total Company on Graft charge.

French oil giant Total said Tuesday it has been charged with corruption and influence-peddling relating to the United Nations' Iraqi oil-for-food programme of the 1990s. A French judge decided on February 27 to charge the company and several other defendants despite a prosecutor's request that the investigation be dropped. Total lawyer Jean Veil told AFP […]

S.Korea Destroyer Reaches Tanker Seized by Pirates

A South Korean navy destroyer has caught up with a supertanker hijacked by pirates that was cruising towards the Somali coast with a cargo of crude oil worth as much as $170 million, an official said on Tuesday. The South Korean-operated, Singapore-owned Samho Dream, which can carry more than 2 million barrels of crude, was […]

Future of Iraq's Oil Deals Uncertain

In Iraq’s fevered political climate, no deal makes everyone happy, and the oil contracts could easily become a casualty as Iyad Allawi, the declared winner in last month’s election, begins the messy process of stitching together a governing coalition.