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Iraq in Talks to build Nuclear Reactors

By John Lee. Iraq is reportedly in talks with Russia, France and the United States regarding the construction of three civil nuclear reactors. According to The New Arab, the Head of the Iraqi Radioactive Sources Regulatory Authority (IRSRA) said that several preliminary meetings had been held to study the feasibility of setting up the reactors. […]

Axens to support Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project

By John Lee. French-based Axens -- part of the IFP Energies Nouvelles group -- has said it is pleased to continue working with JGC Corporation on the Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi laid the foundation stone for the $4bn-project. In a statement, the company said: Part of Iraq's Ministry […]

French Development Agency considers branch in Iraq

By John Lee. The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has reportedly said it is interested in setting up a branch in Iraq. According to Shafaq, a delegation from the French development agency made the comment during a meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), Mustafa Ghaleb Mukhif. The AFD's websites says […]

Iraq to Exploit Massive Natural Gas Reserves

Iraq Moves To Exploit Its Massive Natural Gas Reserves Writing in Oil Price, Simon Watkins says that despite Iraq's huge potential gas resources, it has made little progress on developing this potential either for associated or non-associated gas. But last week, a heads-of-agreement deal was announced with Total, to work jointly on four major projects […]

Iraq signs 4 Major Energy Deals with Total

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has signed an agreement of principles with the French company Total for four major energy projects in the country: Plants to collect and refine associated natural gas at the fields of Artawi [Ratawi], West Qurna 2, Majnoon, Tuba [Subba] and Lahais [Luhais]. This will include a Central Gas […]

Iraq plans 20GW Solar Power by 2030

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil has his Ministry's goal is to support the Ministry of Electricity to have 20 gigawatts of solar energy capacity installed by 2030. In a promotional video issued by the Government of Iraq, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar added that the recently-announced partnership with French energy company Total will include the […]

Iraq and Total sign MoU for "Large Projects"

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with French oil company Total. According to a statement from the Ministry, both sides have "achieved advanced cooperation steps towards implementing large projects in the oil and energy sector." The document was signed in Baghdad by Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail and […]

French Petroleum Consultancy meets Iraqi Oil Minister

By John Lee. French petroleum consultancy Beicip-Franlab met with Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail in Baghdad on Wednesday to discuss strategic plans to develop oil and gas fields in the country. Among those in attendance were the company's Chairman and CEO, Jean Burrus, and the French Ambassador to Iraq, Bruno Aubert. (Source: Iraqi Ministry […]

France beats Turkey to Big Iraqi Construction Project

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. France scores big Iraqi construction project at Turkey's expense A French company has beaten out a Turkish one for the Mosul airport project; political considerations along with economic concerns seem to […]

KRG proposes new Minister of Natural Resources

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, has nominated Dr. Kamal Atroshi to the post of Minister of Natural Resources, a position which includes responsibility for the oil and gas portfolio. A statement from KRG spokesperson Dr. Jotiar Adil said, "It is our hope that the Kurdistan Parliament […]