Tag Archives | Nebras petrochemical project

Saudi Aramco to Invest in Iraqi Gas Field

By John Lee. [Correction: After publication, the Oil Ministry issued a "clarification", stating that Aramco is merely "studying cooperation mechanisms" with regard to Akkas.] Iraq's Minister of Oil has announced an agreement with Saudi Aramco to invest in the development of the Akkas gas field in Anbar province. During his participation in the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination […]

Will Iraq Finally Revive this Mothballed Megaproject?

By Simon Watkins for the OilPrice.com. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will Iraq Finally Revive This Mothballed Megaproject? For several years now, Iraq has been able to access all the technology required to turn part of its abundant crude oil and/or […]

Giant Nibras Petrochemical Project to be Revived

By John Lee. Iraq's giant Nibras (Nebras) petrochemical project looks set to be revived, according to a statement from the Iraqi government. The Cabinet made a number of decisions relating to the project this week, including: Setting the price of the gas used to operate the project at 1.5 dollars per million British thermal units […]

Saudi's SABIC "in talks" to join Nebras Petchem Project

By John Lee. Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) is in talks to join Iraq's Nebras petrochemical project, according to a report from Reuters. An advisor to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told the news agency at the CWC Iraq Petroleum Conference in Berlin that talks are at advanced stage at ministerial level. He said SABIC would enter […]

Shell to Exit Iraqi Oil Business

By John Lee. Oil giant Shell is trying to sell its stake in the Majnoon oilfield (pictured) in southern Iraq, following a failure to reach agreement with Iraq's Ministry of Oil. A Shell spokesman told UAE-based newspaper The National: “Following extensive discussions with the Ministry of Oil, the oil minister of Iraq formally endorsed a […]

Shell, Iraq, Near $11bn Petrochemical Deal

By John Lee. The Wall Street Journal reports that Shell and the Iraqi government are nearing a deal to build an $11-billion petrochemical facility in southern Iraq. In addition to its development of the Majnoon oil field, Shell also signed a $17.2-billion deal last year to collect natural gas from Iraq's southern oil field production. […]