Tag Archives | Iraqi Oil Tankers Company

Production Re-Starts at Qayara Oil Field

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil, Hayan Abdul-Ghani, has announced the restart of production, loading, and export operations from the Qayyarah oil field in Nineveh Governorate. The field has a capacity of 33,000 barrels per day (bpd). Tankers and rail will be used for transportation. Around 30,000 bpd will be exported to the ports […]

Mousa Jiyad Questions Norwegian Tanker Deal

By John Lee. Iraq Business News Expert Blogger, Ahmed Mousa Jiyad, has demanded an investigation into Iraq's reported contract to buy tankers from a Norwegian company. The Ministry of Oil announced on 18th August that the Iraqi Oil Tankers Company (IOTC) had concluded a contract with Norway's Batservice Mandal [Båtservice Mandal AS] to build two […]

INOC takes over 9 State Oil Companies

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has transferred ownership of nine state-owned oil companies from the Ministry of Oil to the newly-created Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC). The Minister is also the President of INOC. The companies transferred to INOC ownership are: Iraqi Oil Exploration Company Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) State […]

Oil Ministry makes first Direct Shipment of Crude

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has made its first direct shipment of crude oil since 1991. The two-million barrel shipment was made via its subsidiary company, the Iraqi Oil Tankers Company (IOTC). It will be delivered to a US-based customer of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO). (Source: Ministry of Oil)

AISSOT first Crude Oil Shipment from Iraq

Following from the recent launch of its new Iraq-based bunkering operation, Al Iraqia Shipping Services and Oil Trading (AISSOT) has announced its first shipment of crude oil from Iraq. The company said it shipped its first 2 million bbl of crude oil on their very large crude carrier MT Basra (pictured) on November 18, "successfully […]