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IOC buys its First Cargo of "Basra Medium" Oil

By John Lee. The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has reportedly loaded its first cargo of Iraq's new "Basra Medium" crude grade. According to the Financial Post, the ship is expected to arrive at Chennai port for IOC's subsidiary Chennai Petroleum Corp (CPCL) around 14th January. More here. (Source: Financial Post)

Indian Refiners in Talks with SOMO

By John Lee. Indian state refiners Indian Oil Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation are holding talks with Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) to buy 4 million barrels of Basra light crude oil for India’s strategic petroleum reserves (SPRs). Bombay Stock Exchange had sought clarification from Hindustan Petroleum following press reports; Hindustan subsequently confirmed the […]

India Builds Oil Reserves with Basra Crude

By John Lee. India's oil ministry has instructed state refiners Indian Oil Corp and Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) to buy eight million barrels of Basra crude oil for delivery in May and June. The country is looking to build up its strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) at the current low market prices. A source told Reuters […]

India Buys more Iraqi Oil

By John Lee. India's Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) aims to increase crude imports from Iraq by 8 percent to about 65,000 bpd in the year to the end of March 2015, as it takes up better terms offered by Baghdad. The company's director of refineries, B. K. Namdeo, told Reuters that Iraq is offering 60 days' […]

Iraq Offers Longer Credit to India

By John Lee. The head of refineries at Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) has told Reuters that Iraq is willing to double the credit period on crude sales to 60 days if Indian refiners buy more in 2014. B.K. Namdeo added: "Iraq is very positive. They are willing to raise credit period to 60 days and waive […]

Iraq Offers India Three Oilfields

By John Lee. Iraq has offered three discovered oilfields to India "on a nomination basis" and agreed to renegotiate a contract pending since 2000, reports Telegraph India. Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily told reporters that Iraq offered to give state-owned Indian firms the Kifil, West Kifil and Merjan oilfields in the Middle Furat region in […]

Iraq Exports First Oil Cargo from Second Offshore Terminal

Reuters reports that Iraq has exported its first cargo of crude oil from its second new Single Point Mooring (SPM) floating terminal in the Gulf on Tuesday. The tanker named "A Whale" (pictured) left the terminal with a cargo of of two million barrels of crude oil destined for India's state-run Indian Oil Corporation. The […]