Iraq Eyes Huge Crude Oil Increase

Minister says $1b project to raise export capacity to 4.5m bpd by 2012 is on track Iraq expects crude output to increase by about 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) through 2011, based on initial plans from global firms for oilfields that were auctioned off last year, a senior oil official said yesterday. Deputy Oil Minister […]

Gulf Keystone Up on Iraq Export Sentiment

Shares in Gulf Keystone (GKP.L) rise 18 percent, making the oil explorer one of London's top risers, on positive sentiment after Iraq approves a Kurdish oil exports deal which could allow oil exports to resume from the semi-autonomous region. [ID:nLDE64H1NN] "The agreement shouldn't really do much to Gulf Keystone because they don't plan on exporting […]

Iraqi Government Approves Kurdistan Oil Export Accord (Update1)

Iraq’s government approved an accord between the oil ministry and Kurdistan to export crude produced in the semi-autonomous region through a marketing company, paving the way for shipments to resume. Companies including DNO International ASA and Genel Enerji AS halted oil exports from Kurdistan in October, about four months after they started, because there was […]

Iraq to Upgrade Airports in Bid to Attract More Airlines

According to a report in Gulf News, the Iraqi government is approving master plans for airport investment around the country as it seeks to attract more airlines. A vision for the expansion of Baghdad International Airport has been in place for the past five years, but the government has now approved the master plan, said […]

Delegation from Basra to Holland, UK

A delegation from Basra headed by the province’s governor has travelled to Europe on Monday to discuss issues related to Basra rehabilitation. “The delegation will stay in Holland until May 23,” a provincial media source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He explained that after visiting Holland, the delegation will travel to Britain in a 4-day […]

Basra Council to Vote on New Projects

Basra Provincial Council will be voting on the new projects on Tuesday (May 18). “The projects are funded by Basra revenues from oil production and border points,” a source from the council told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Tuesday. He noted that the council will have a meeting tomorrow to approve the projects. The oil-rich […]