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Iraqi Army Closes in on Beiji

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi army has been trying voer the past three days to break through a seige of Iraq's biggest oil refinery. The Islamic State in Iraq and Levant captured the city in June, […]

Baiji Oil Refinery Comes Under Attack

By Patrick M Schmidt. On Saturday, Iraqi security forces reported that ISIS militants had taken control of a portion of the Baiji [Bayji, Beiji] oil refinery. Since then, security forces have driven the militants off of the oil refinery’s premises and are now searching the area for any remaining militants. Over the past month, Baiji […]

Fuel Pipeline Attacked for 3rd Time

By John Lee. Iraq's Oil Ministry has said that insurgents have blown up the fuel pipeline from Baiji [Beiji, Bayji] refinery (pictured) in Salahaddin province to Nineveh province for the third time this month. The attack on the pipeline occurred at 11:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, and halted fuel supplies from Iraq’s largest refinery, […]

Second Attack on Baiji-Nineveh Pipeline

By John Lee. A second bomb blast has set fire to a pipeline carrying fuel oil from Beiji [Bayji, Baiji] refinery (pictured) to Nineveh province, reports Reuters on Wednesday. A similar attack on Saturday disabled the 16-inch pipeline, which is used to transport fuel oil. "Terrorists placed bombs and landmines around the location of the […]

Bomb Disrupts Baiji Pipeline

By John Lee. Oil ministry spokesman Asim Jihad has said that a bomb attack caused an explosion in the 16-inch pipeline transporting fuel oil from Beiji [Bayji, Baiji] refinery (pictured) to Nineveh province on Saturday. He said the ministry expected repairs from the blast, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, to take several days. […]

Work to Start Soon on Kirkuk-Baiji Gas Pipeline

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Ministry spokesman Asim Jihad has told Aswat al-Iraq that Korea’s state-run Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS)  will soon begin work on the first stage of a new pipeline linking Kirkuk to Beiji [Bayji, Baiji]. According to the report, the $128-million project will bring dry and liquid gas from Kirkuk to Beiji, and […]

Iraq signs $363m Power Deal with Orascom

Iraq's electricity ministry signed the $363 million, 1,014 megawatt, power plant deal with Egypt's Orascom Construction, which was announced in February. The contract involves building the plant and installing six 169 MW generators, which Iraq bought from Siemens in 2008, at the facility in Baiji [Beiji, Bayji]. The project is expected to be completed within 21 […]

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 […]

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 […]