Tag Archives | gas exports

Prominent Role for Kurdistan in Global Gas Markets

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan positioned in prominent role in global gas markets A new report, The Kurdistan Region of Iraq's Gas-Export Potential: Deja Vu All Over Again, authored by Atlantic Council […]

Iranian Gas passed off as Iraqi Origin

By John Lee. Media in Pakistan report that Iranian LPG has been illegally imported into the country under the guise of Iraqi product. According to Business Recorder, the latest case is one of five ships which are allegedly involved in the illegal import of Iranian LPG using a falsified declaration of origin. Pakistan's Ministry of […]

Russian: 'No objections' to Kurdistan exporting Gas to Europe

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Russian ambassador to Iraq: 'No objections' to Kurdistan Region exporting gas to Europe Elbrus Kutrashev (pictured) spoke to the Kurdish news outlet Rudaw about plans to export natural gas […]

In pursuit of Gas, will Turkey choose Erbil over Baghdad?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In pursuit of gas, will Turkey choose Erbil over Baghdad? Iraq's federal supreme court last month ruled that a 2007 law allowing the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to manage oil and natural gas […]

Iraqi Court Rules Against KRG Sales of Oil and Gas

By John Lee. Iraq's Federal Supreme Court has ruled that sales of oil and gas by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), independently of the central government in Baghdad, is unconstitutional. In a statement on Tuesday, the court said that the Oil and Gas Law of the Kurdistan Regional Government, No. (22) of 2007, violated the […]

Rosneft and the Future of Iraqi Kurdistan Gas

Rosneft’s money might help Iraqi Kurdistan meet its domestic gas demand, but it could also cripple its long-term export ambitions, according to an oil analyst. In an opinion piece for Energy Reporters, Nick Augusteijn argues that Rosneft’s deals are vehicles for Russia’s "increasingly assertive foreign policy". Click here to read the full story. (Source: Energy […]

Kuwait Gas-Supply Pact -- Iraq "has Much to Gain"

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq has much to gain from gas-supply pact with Kuwait Kuwait will begin importing natural gas from neighboring Iraq this year, a development welcomed in Baghdad as it could improve Iraq's […]

Japanese Company considers Gas Pipeline and Petchem Plant

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly contracted Japan’s Toyo Engineering to help build a gas pipeline to Kuwait and a petrochemical plant as Baghdad. According to a report from Reuters, the move will help Iraq to reduce flaring and finish paying the reparations owed to Kuwait for the invasion in 1990. The project would allow […]

How Turkey's Nuclear Plant could curb KRG Ambitions

By Dr. Olgu Okumuş for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On Sept. 28, when Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan jointly stated their support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, they also made a point of stressing their […]

Iraq to send Gas to Kuwait for Gulf War Compensation

By John Lee. Kuwait's Oil Minister, Essam Al-Marzouq, has said his government has agreed to receive natural gas from Iraq in part payment of it Gulf War reparations. According to a report from BasNews, Iraq will initially send 50 million cubic meters of natural gas (per day?), later increasing to 200 million cubic meters; KUNA […]