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Iraq to Compete with Russia and Iran in Natural Gas Market

Iraq is expected to compete with both Iran and Russia in the natural gas market in Turkey and Europe, thanks to its geographic location and prices, according to a report from Al Sumaria TV. A marketing expert on the sidelines of the Kurdistan Oil & Gas conference told the agency: “The European Union has real […]


Iraq Seeks $1.5 Billion in Gas Investment

Iraq is looking for $1.5 billion [1.8 trillion Iraqi dinars] in investment in its natural-gas industry in the country’s 4th energy licensing round, set for March, according to Bloomberg. Natik al-Bayati, a senior petroleum expert on the prime minister’s advisory commission, said that gas from the seven or eight concessions to be offered for bids […]

Weekly Security Update for 19th October 2011

At least 76 people were killed and 184 injured in nationwide attacks in Iraq last week. This is a rise from the previous week and largely attributable to a series of attacks in Baghdad. A series of bombing and suicide attacks targeting the police in the capital left numerous people dead on 12 October. The […]

Iraq Signs Final Akkas Gas Deal with KOGAS

Iraq's oil ministry has signed a final deal with Korea Gas Corp. (KOGAS) to develop its Akkas gas field in the western province of Anbar, according to Reuters. Along with Kazakhstan’s KazMunaiGas, KOGAS won the rights to develop the Akkas field during Iraq’s third energy bidding round last October. But KazMunaiGas pulled out of the […]

Iraqi Cabinet Approves Akkas deal

Iraq's cabinet has approved a contract with South Korea's KOGAS to develop the Akkas [Ukaz] gas field in western Anbar province, the country's largest, according to a report from Reuters. The cabinet approved the deal on Sept. 13 and the source said it will be signed Oct. 15. "Final signature of Akkas gas deal with Kogas […]

Oil and Security

Iraq’s oil wealth is massive, with significant economic potential for years to come. Unfortunately, development is being hampered by endemic violence and ongoing instability. However, the main reserves are not evenly distributed around the country and neither is the violence. By avoiding the violent hotspots companies can still make significant profits with minimal exposure to […]

Iraq, Iran, Syria Sign $10 billion Gas Deal

The Iranian Shana news agency reports that senior oil officials from Iran, Iraq and Syria have signed a trilateral deal on gas trade in Iran on Monday. The deal, reportedly worth 10 billion dollars [12 trillion Iraqi dinars] involves the construction of a 5,000-kilometer (3,100-mile) pipeline to transfer Iran’s gas from the South Pars gas […]

Iran to Pipe Gas Through Iraq and Syria

The energy ministers of Iraq, Iran and Syria will sign a contract for transporting Iranian gas to the Middle East and Europe, an Iranian official said on Tuesday. Javad Oji, Iran's deputy oil minister, told the Iranian news agency Mehr that senior officials from the three countries met in Baghdad last week to discuss the […]

Shell Boss Expects Iraqi Gas Deal 'Soon'

Oil giant Shell hopes its plan to use the huge amount of associated gas expected to come from Iraq's oil output growth over the next decade will be approved soon, the company's chief executive Peter Voser said on Tuesday According to the report from Reuters, he did not clarify what he meant by 'soon'. "We […]

Mitsubishi May Build Floating LNG Plant Off Iraq

Mitsubishi and Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSA) are in talks with Iraq on a possible project to build a natural gas processing plant, with Mitsubishi planning a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant to export some of the gas, according to the Wall Street Journal. The remaining natural gas will be used in the domestic […]

Iran to Pipe Gas Via Iraq to Syria

Iran has signed a preliminary agreement to build a natural-gas pipeline to export the fuel to Syria through Iraq, the Syrian Arab National Agency has reported. The accord, signed on Thursday during Iranian Oil Minister Masoud Mir-Kazemi's visit to Syria, also provided for further cooperation in the construction of an oil refinery in Syria with […]