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Investment Opportunities in Iraq's Oil Refineries

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Oil has announced upcoming investment opportunities in the refining industry. Minister Hayan Abdul-Ghani said the plans include increasing refining capacities as follows: Al-Amarah refinery (150,000 barrels per day); Al-Muthanna refinery (100,000 barrels per day); Kirkuk refinery (100,000 barrels per day); Qayyarah refinery (70,000 barrels per day), and, a new […]

Kirkuk International Airport Opened

By John Lee. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has announced the opening of Kirkuk International Airport. Transport Minister Nasser Al-Shibli inaugurated the new facility on Sunday. The authority indicated that the airport has completed all international standards and requirements to be ready to receive all flights. (Sources: ICAA, Ministry of Transport)

$878m Arbitration Case against Iraqi Govt Dismissed

By John Lee. The World Bank's International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has reportedly dismissed a German investor's claim arising out of the Iraqi Government's alleged takeover of a cement factory in Kirkuk. In the case (ICSID Case No. ARB/20/21), AHG Industry GmbH & Co. KG was said to be claiming $878 million […]

Jordan Resumes Import of Iraqi Crude

By John Lee. Iraq has re-started the export of crude oil by road to Jordan. Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Dr. Saleh Al-Kharabsheh (pictured), announced on Monday that loading had commenced at Kirkuk, instead of the previous site at Baiji. The memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was signed on 28th January 2021, has […]

Iraq to Resume Oil Exports to Jordan

By John Lee. Iraq and Jordan have reportedly agreed to re-start the export of crude oil from Kirkuk to the refinery at Zarqa in Jordan. The most recent deliveries to Jordan by truck were in January, and according to Jordan Times they are expected to resume in April. Exports have previously been agreed at 10,000 […]

Germany gives another $22m to Boost Employment in Iraq

Germany Increases Support to Boost Employment Opportunities in Iraq with New EUR 18m Contribution Germany and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have today signed a EUR 18.29 million agreement (US$ 21.78 million) to boost employment and economic opportunities for vulnerable communities in Iraq. The generous contribution is the second provided to the Building Resilience […]

Young Iraqis Receive Grants to Kickstart their Businesses

Twenty innovative business ideas driven by young people from Kirkuk and Mosul have received a grant of US$ 5,000 each. This will help kick-start their business ideas and boost the local start-up system. The startups include unique solutions to smart home systems, women's health and wellbeing, taxi services for women and environmentally friendly architecture. It is a part of the 'Youth Innovation and Creativity Award' project implemented by the Kurdistan Organization for Human Rights Watch (KOHRW) and the United […]

Iraqi, Kurdish PMs discuss Election Tensions in Kirkuk

By Al Monitor staff.  Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi and Kurdish prime ministers discuss election tensions in Kirkuk Tens of Kurdish residents of disputed Kirkuk were arrested and later released after celebrating the victory of Kurdish parties in the […]

FAO supports Corn Silage Production in Kirkuk

Within the framework of the EU funded project Support to livelihoods of rural and peri-urban returnees and communities in Ninewa Governorate, Iraq, a high-level meeting on processing and marketing of corn silage to support the production of fodder crops in Iraq was held in Kirkuk Agriculture Directorate. The meeting was attended by Mrs. Ahlam Fakhreddin, […]

CITIC Construction Signs Contract for Kirkuk Oil Refinery

By John Lee. On September 3, 2021, China's CITIC Construction successfully signed the EPC general contract for the Kirkuk oil refinery in Iraq. Chen Xiaojia, Chairman of CITIC Construction, and Jalal Haji Ahmed, Chairman of Iraq's Rania International [Ranya], signed the contract in Beijing and Dubai respectively via video link. The Kirkuk refinery can process […]

Seven Power Plants For Oil Refineries In Iraq

By John Lee. The Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) and Kunz have been selected to contract and design seven power plants (14 gensets) for several oil refineries in Iraq. The generated power contributes to the start and back-up process of these refineries and is independently generated by two gensets on each site. The complete gensets were […]

Supporting Small Businesses in Baghdad, Ninewa and Kirkuk

IOM, KOICA Partner to Support Local Economic Recovery in Baghdad, Ninewa and Kirkuk Decades of conflict in Iraq coupled with the COVID-19 outbreak have severely affected human capital, intensified poverty, and undermined individuals' ability to find decent and sustainable jobs. The consequences of conflicts are especially severe for vulnerable returnees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and […]