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Iraq to Increase Oil Exports to Jordan by 50%

Iraq has agreed to increase oil exports to Jordan by 50%, according to AKnews. The Iraqi Oil Ministry has signed the agreement with its Jordanian counterpart today to increase oil exports from the Baiji [Bayji, Beiji] refinery (pictured) from 10,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 15,000 bpd. Falah al-Ameri, director of the State Oil Marketing […]

Iraq’s Oil Industry Under Attack

Iraq’s insurgents are targeting the country’s oil industry, according to a report by Joel Wing for AKnews. In June there were five attacks on oil-related infrastructure and personnel: June 5: Zubair oil field in Basra was attacked. Reports differ as to whether it was hit by bombs or rockets, but its oil storage facility was […]

Iraqi Army to Guard Pipelines and Refineries

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has ordered the army to increase its protection of the country’s pipelines and refineries. “Any breaches will cause problems at the Dora [Doura, Daura] and Baiji [Bayji] refineries (pictured) and the pipelines feeding the power stations,” Maliki said yesterday during a televised Cabinet meeting on the government’s performance during its […]

Baiji Refinery Output 'Highest This Year'

Production Baiji [Beiji, Bayji] refinery has reached 300,000 barrels per day, according to an official spokesman at the oil ministry. Essam Jehad told Aswat al-Iraq news agency that the refinery’s production was at its highest level this year. Output at the complex, which processes crude into diesel and gasoline, fell by 150,000 barrels after a […]

Security Forces Foil New Attack on Baiji Refinery

Associated Press quotes an Iraqi official as saying that security forces have foiled a new attack against the country's largest oil refinery. Salahaddin provincial spokesman Mohammed al–Assi said a bomb was found inside the Beiji [Baiji, Bayji] refinery earlier this week but it was successfully dismantled. It had been placed inside a storage tank. The […]

Baiji Refinery 'Back to Normal'

A spokesman for Iraq's Oil Ministry has told AFP that production levels at the Baiji [Bayji, Beiji] oil refinery returned to normal on Friday, just six days after being damaged in terrorist bombing. If true, this contradicts earlier estimates that it would take several weeks to repair the unit. Assem Jihad said "the damaged unit […]

Baiji Refinery Partially Re-Started

Iraq restored partial operation at its largest oil refinery on Monday after a two-day shutdown due to a bomb attack, Reuters reports. "We have restarted production operation at 50 percent of the original capacity on Monday," Abdul-Qader Saab, the refinery's deputy manager, said. The militants planted explosives at a kerosene and benzene production unit at […]

Terrorist Attack Shuts Baiji Refinery

Gunmen shot their way into Baiji [Bayji] refinery early on Saturday, killing five members of staff, according to the Washington Post. Guards killed two of the gunmen, but the rest escaped. The gang set off explosions that forced the facility to shut down for at least two weeks, officials said. Baiji, situated about 150 miles […]

Refinery Boss Resigns Following Threats

Dr. Ali al-Obaidi, who has been in charge of Iraq's Baiji refinery since 2007, has reportedly resigned from his position, having successfully slashed the level of theft from the facility. He had initially been installed as part of a joint U.S.-Iraqi corruption crisis team. According to Iraq Oil Report, the man credited with reducing theft […]

Production Resumes at Baiji Refinery

Iraq's state-owned North Refineries Company yesterday said it had re-started production at its Baiji oil refinery, and was looking to boost production levels to 80 per cent to make up losses after a shutdown, according to a report from Gulf Daily News. The refinery normally operates at 70pc of its capacity. An official at the […]