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Iraq to Pay Expenses to Oil Firms in Kurdish Region

The Iraqi oil ministry has agreed with its Kurdish counterpart to pay exploration costs and expenses to the foreign firms working in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, according to a report from Reuters. Spokesman Asim Jihad told the agency that the State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) will be responsible for payments to the companies, which […]

Kurdistan Oil Exports to Resume in February

Reuters reports that Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq has agreed with Baghdad to resume oil exports from the start of February, the Kurdish prime minister Barham Salih (pictured) said, taking the two sides closer to resolving bitter disputes over oil and land. Around 40 companies, such as Norway's DNO, have invested in Kurdistan, but […]

KRG Holds Out Over Oil Exports

Officials of the Kurdistan Regional Government pressed the central government today to recognise oil contracts that they have inked with transnational corporations, warning that they will not resume exports until it does, according to Morning Star. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), which can reportedly export 150,000 barrels a day, has signed 37 contracts for oil […]

Kurdish Oil Minister Sees Exports Early 2011

The Minister for Natural Resources in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Ashti Hawrami, told Reuters that he expected talks in Baghdad on the formation of a new government to lead to an imminent breakthrough on the issue of oil exports from Kurdistan. “I am confident that the leadership between Kurdistan and Baghdad will address these issues […]

2 Dead in 20-Tanker Oil Blaze

"A tanker truck that unloaded the oil it was carrying from Iraq in the special zone located in 'no-man's land' on the border between Iraq and Jordan caught fire due to an explosion, causing a fire that affected 19 other trucks," a Jordanian security official told AFP. Police report that two people were killed, between […]

Record Iraqi Oil Exports to Jordan

The Iraqi Oil Ministry said on Friday that Iraq's oil exports to Jordan have reached a post-invasion peak of 12,000 barrels per day. Assem Jihad, the ministry spokesman, told AKnews that the Oil Ministry is seeking to increase its oil trade with Jordan in line with the size and economic importance of Amman in the […]

Iraq’s Oil Exports Decline in October

Iraq’s oil exports slipped in October to 1.9 million barrels per day from 2.021 million bpd in September, the head of the State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) said on Monday. Reuters reports that Iraq exported an average of 1.492 million bpd from the southern oil hub of Basra and 408,000 bpd from the northern oilfields […]

Iraqi Oil Exports Top 2m bpd in September

Iraq's crude oil exports rose in September to 2.021 million barrels per day from 1.789 million bpd the previous month, Reuters has reported. Falah al-Amri, the head of Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO), said average exports from the southern oil hub of Basra reached 1.508 million bpd, while exports from oilfields in the north […]

More Bickering Over Kurdish Oil Exports

Iraqi Kurds have not delivered on promises to ship 100,000 barrels of oil a day to the outside world through Iraqi national pipeline network, the Oil Ministry has said, according to Azzaman News Agency. “The Ministry of Natural Resources in the (Kurdish) region has exhibited no sign of cooperation so far. It has not supplied […]

Iraq's Crude Oil Exports Fell in August

Iraq's crude oil exports fell in August to 1.789 million barrels per day, a source at the Iraqi Oil Ministry said on Tuesay, according to Reuters. Average exports from the southern oil hub of Basra reached 1.45 million bpd, while exports from oilfields in the north around Kirkuk averaged 339,000 bpd. A combination of attacks […]

Iraq Cuts October Crude Supplies

Iraq will supply crude to two Asian term buyers at between 5 percent and 10 percent below contracted volumes for October, compared with near full volumes for September, traders said. (Source: Tehran Times)