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Will Iraq Finally Revive this Mothballed Megaproject?

By Simon Watkins for the OilPrice.com. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will Iraq Finally Revive This Mothballed Megaproject? For several years now, Iraq has been able to access all the technology required to turn part of its abundant crude oil and/or […]

Giant Nibras Petrochemical Project to be Revived

By John Lee. Iraq's giant Nibras (Nebras) petrochemical project looks set to be revived, according to a statement from the Iraqi government. The Cabinet made a number of decisions relating to the project this week, including: Setting the price of the gas used to operate the project at 1.5 dollars per million British thermal units […]

Plans to Increase Oil Production at Rumaila

By John Lee. The Iraqi Minister of Oil, Hayan Abdul-Ghani, has said that Iraq wants to increase production capacity of the giant Rumaila oilfield by 300,000 barrels per day (bpd). This would give it a potential output of 1.7 million bpd. He made the statement during his visit to to the field earlier this week, […]

Basrah Gas Company invests $87m to reduce Gas Flaring

By John Lee. Basrah Gas Company (BGC) has obtained endorsement from its shareholders to gather and process an additional 80 mmscf/d of the flared gas. On the 30th of November 2022, BGC's shareholders (South Gas Company 51%, Shell 44% and Mitsubishi 5%) signed the Final Development Decision (FDD), at the Higher Management Committee meeting, to […]

Basrah Gas Company appoints new Managing Director

By John Lee. Basrah Gas Company (BGC) has appointed Andrew Wiper (pictured) as its new Managing Director. Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently with Shell, and previously with the Shell-associated KPO in Kazakhstan. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering and a master's degree […]

Profile of Iraq's New Oil Minister

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has issued the following profile of the new Oil Minister, Hayan Abdul-Ghani Abdul-Zahra Al-Swad [Hayyan Abdul Ghani; Hayan Abdulghani]: Date and Place of Birth: Basra, 1958 Academic Qualifications: BSC Mechanical Engineering/ University of Basra MSC Mechanical Engineering / University of Basra Career and Positions: The Minister has a […]

BGC Exports first Semi-Refrigerated LPG Shipment

By John Lee. Basrah Gas Company (BGC) has exported its first semi-refrigerated liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) shipment from Umm Qasr jetty. The General Manager of BGC, Malcolm Mays, said the export of the first shipment of semi-refrigerated liquid gas is a great and historical achievement for Basra Gas Company, noting that this came as a […]

Basra Gas Company Donates School to Local Community

Basra Gas Company (BGC) has handed over the fully-furnished AlRaha school to the Directorate of Education in Basrah. The school was a gift from BGC to the community, to replace an old school that was built years ago near the gas pipelines. BGC also provided a temporary school until the permanent school was completed to […]

IBBC's Autumn Conference - Open for Business Engagement

IBBC's Autumn conference is back with a bang and open for business engagement. On 22nd November this year the overarching conference topic is looking to the future with 'sustainability'- whether in terms of energy and renewables, the Iraqi economy and its diversification, or sustaining finance, logistics and training. Underpinning much of this is the application […]

Shell "in talks" to boost Iraq's Gas Production

By John Lee. Shell is reported to be in talks with Iraq to boost Basra Gas Company's capacity. According to S&P Global Platts, BGC is planning to increase capacity for gas production from 1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) now to 1.4 Bcf/d in two years; discussions with Shell could see that increase further […]

BGC to Train 300 Female Graduates

By John Lee. The Basra Gas Company (BGC) has signed a contract with the Lotus Women's Cultural Association to launch an empowerment project to train 300 female graduates. The "Tamkeen" project will train women in the areas of computers, English language and CV writing. Malcolm Mays, General Manager of Basra Gas Company, said that this […]