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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 […]

Iraq "Cancels" Oil Deal with China's Zhenhua

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly cancelled its $2-billion pre-paid oil supply agreement with Zhenhua Oil Company. Under a deal said to have been agreed in January, the state-owned Chinese company would pay Iraq in advance for a year's supply of oil. S&P Global Platts reported the following month that Iraq had "frozen" the deal, […]

Iraq "Pauses Oil Pre-Payment deal with China"

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly "put on hold" it oil contract with China's Zhenhua Oil. The multi-billion-dollar agreement would have seen Zhenhua pre-pay Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) for a regular supply of crude oil. Oil prices have risen significantly since the deal was struck. More here. (Source: S&P Global)

Iraq Loses $11bn in 4 Months as Oil Prices Plunge

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has incurred around $11 billion in losses in four months due to the global drop in oil prices, the State Organisation for Marketing of Oil […]

Will Oil Price Crash the Iraqi Economy?

By Dr Amer K. Hirmis. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will crashing oil prices mean the collapse of Iraq's economy? No. Will the Iraqi economy (and people) suffer? Yes, a great deal... Since the crash in Iraqi oil prices from US$61.0 […]

Jiyad: Oil Market Collapse Damages the Iraqi Economy

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Oil Market Collapse, Damages the Iraqi Economy and Changes Oil Geopolitics The collapse of the global oil market is undoubtedly unprecedented in its timing, magnitude, spread and devastating impacts across the globe. […]

Market Review: "Iraq, Oil Prices and the Coronavirus"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. "The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers" -- Edgar Fielder The crash in oil prices, brought on by the oil price […]

Genel Energy "Resilient to an Oil Price of $30"

Genel Energy has announces its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2019. Bill Higgs, Chief Executive of Genel, said: "The industry is currently facing headwinds that challenge companies to demonstrate their resilience and flexibility. Genel has a business model and strategy designed to shelter us from such extreme circumstances, with low-cost oil production, […]

Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for June

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for June of 105,640,161 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.521 million barrels per day (bpd), an increase from the 3.490 bpd exported in May. These exports were entirely from the southern terminals, with no exports registered from Kirkuk via Ceyhan. Revenues for […]

Oil Exports Rise in June

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for June of 105,640,160 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.521 million barrels per day (bpd), an increase from the 3.490 bpd exported in May. These exports were entirely from the southern terminals, with no exports registered from Kirkuk via Ceyhan. Revenues for […]