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Iraq could introduce Basrah Super Light oil grade

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Thamir Ghadhban has reportedly said he plans to offer a new Basrah Super Light grade, with up to 38 API gravity, in the next few years. According to S&P Global Platts, he added that this would depend on the development of the country’s southern fields. A Basrah Medium grade, […]

Iraq to launch new “Basrah Medium” Crude Oil Grade

By John Lee. Platts reports that Iraq plans to launch a new Basrah Medium crude oil grade “whenever logistics allow,” to provide “more stability” in existing grades. It quotes Ali Nazar al-Shatari, the Deputy Director General of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) as saying the new grade will have an API gravity of 29-30 degrees, […]