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Dana Gas Expansion Plans "Well Underway" in Kurdistan

By John Lee. Dana Gas PJSC announced that its H1 2021 collections from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), and Egypt have increased 106% year-on-year to $185 million (AED 678m), the highest level in more than five years. Dana Gas, which owns a 35% stake in Pearl Petroleum, saw its share of collections from sales […]

Iraq's Kurdistan Region detects first case of Delta Variant

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. Iraq's Kurdistan Region detects first case of Delta Variant Several Middle Eastern governments have instituted measures aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 variants recently. Click here to read the full […]

KRG starts 27 Projects over Past Year

The ninth cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) started 27 multisectoral projects from March 2020 to June 2021, as it reaches the 2nd anniversary since its foundation. The KRG invested $332 million on housing projects, developed a $250 million wheat marketing project, distributed $2.56 billion worth of business licenses, and completed the MED Steel […]

Talabani Family Feud at Center of PUK Power Struggle

By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Talabani family feud at center of power struggle in Iraqi Kurdistan party The apparent takeover of the Iraqi Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party by Bafel Talabani is more family […]

ShaMaran Increases Stake in Sarsang Contract

By John Lee. ShaMaran Petroleum has announced that it has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of French major TotalEnergies S.E. to acquire its affiliate (TEPKRI Sarsang A/S) holding an 18% non-operated participating interest in the Sarsang Production Sharing Contract in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for an initial consideration of USD 155 million plus […]

Work Starts on £340m Erbil Steel Factory

By John Lee. Construction has reportedly begun on a $340-million steel factory in Erbil. According to Kurdistan24, the plant will produce 750,000 tons of steel annually, some of which will be produced from scrap. It is expected to open in February 2022. More here. (Source: Kurdistan24)

Baghdad "sends 200 Billion Dinars to Erbil"

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Baghdad sends 200 billion dinars to Erbil: Ministry Baghdad sent 200 billion dinars to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday, the finance ministry announced. "Today, the first sum of money amounting to 200 […]

Border Crossings, Roads, and Regional Politics in Iraq

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Border Crossings, Roads, and Regional Politics in Iraq Border crossings and cross-border connections have become essential components in the growing regional contest for influence in Iraq. Click […]

Will Baghdad, Erbil fulfil Budget Obligations?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. With deal in hand, will Baghdad, Erbil fulfil budget obligations? To what extent will the Kurdistan region of Iraq (KRI) be seriously committed to the provisions of the federal budget now that it […]

Ex-Dentons Partner to represent KRG for Arent Fox

By John Lee. Washington DC-based law firm Arent Fox LLP has entered an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to provide legal advice on various issues including legal and regulatory matters in the United States. It will also advise on strengthening the KRG's alliance with the United States, tracking and monitoring legislation in Congress, […]

Checkpoints Prevent Kurdish Traders from Exporting Produce

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi checkpoints bar Kurdish traders from exporting vegetables, fruits Checkpoints between the Kurdistan Region and southern Iraq prohibit regular exports for Kurdish produce farmers. Several domestic produce items are in season but do not […]

Kurdistan 2020 Oil Business "Crashed due to COVID-19"

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has released its annual oil and gas audit report for 2020, which revealed several drops in production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The region's total exported and consumed oil for the year stood at 165,942,861 barrels, about 5 million barrels less comparing to 2019. The average price of oil dropped […]