Tag Archives | Ali al-Dabbagh

Al-Dabbagh "Fired as Govt Spokesman"

By John Lee. According to a report from NINA, the Iraqi government decided today (Thursday) to end the official contract for Ali al-Dabbagh as the Iraqi government Spokesman. Dabbagh stated earlier: "I'm the first one who alerted the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the possible existence of suspicions of corruption regarding arms deal with Russia." […]

Kurdistan "Begins Oil Exports, Defying Baghdad"

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Kurdistan has begun shipping oil to international markets in independent export deals that some see as paving the way to greater Kurdish autonomy. The move is likely to further enrage the central government in Baghdad, but the involvement of two of the world's largest trading houses, Trafigura and Vitol, […]

Cabinet Approves $9.4bn Supplementary Budget

Iraq's cabinet has approved a supplementary budget for 2012 of 10.875 trillion Iraqi dinar ($9.35 billion), in addition to the $100.5 billion package agreed by parliament in February which was based on an average world oil price of $85 a barrel and crude oil exports of 2.6 million bpd. According to Reuters, budgetary matters usually […]

IBN Interviews Dr Ali al-Dabbagh - Part 2

Minister Ali al-Dabbagh, Iraqi Government Spokesman, was interviewed by Padraig O'Hannelly for Iraq Business News at last week's Iraq Mining 2011 conference in London. The first part of the interview can be found here. In this second part of the interview, Dr al-Dabbagh discusses the Hydrocarbon Law, the valuation of the Iraqi dinar, foreign investment […]

Shell Gas Deal Awaits Cabinet Approval

The contract for the giant Shell/Mitsubishi project to capture gas from Iraq's southern oilfields has taken a step closer to completion. Government Spokesman Dr Ali al-Dabbagh told Iraq Business News that Shell has agreed to the changes required by the oil ministry, and that the contract is now awaiting approval by Iraq's Cabinet. The project […]

Dr Ali al-Dabbagh Speaks with Iraq Business News

Minister Ali al-Dabbagh, Iraqi Government Spokesman, was interviewed by Padraig O'Hannelly for Iraq Business News at last week's Iraq Mining 2011 conference in London. In this first part of the interview, Dr al-Dabbagh discusses the controversial Mubarak port: Iraq Business News: Firstly, Dr Ali al-Dabbagh, thank you for agreeing to speak to us. I'd like […]

Iraq and Jordan Agree to New Oil Pipeline

Iraqi State Minister, Ali al-Dabbagh, said Iraq agreed to build pipelines across its shared border with Jordan to increase supplies of oil to its western neighbour, according to a report from Bloomberg. The countries also agreed to discuss development of the Risha natural-gas field along their common border, the minister told a news conference in […]

$25m More for Diyala Road Upgrade

The Iraqi Council of Ministers has decided to increase the amount allocated to develope the Khaliss-Idhaim road by ID31 billion [$25.8m], bringing the total cost of ID40 billion [$33.3m], accordign to Aswat al-Iraq. “This road is both important and strategic because it links the mid and northern provinces of Iraq,” Dr. Ali al-Dabbagh (pictured), the […]