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Ministry of Oil Confirms February Export Figures

By John Lee. The Iraqi ministry of oil has declared its final oil exports for February 2016. Assim Jihad, spokesman of the ministry, said it exported 93,500 million barrels, equating to 3,224 barrels per day, all of it from the southern ports. Final statistics from the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) show revenue of 2.249 […]

Global Oil Output Freeze Plan “Acceptable” For Iraq

By John Lee. Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari (pictured) has said that Iraq is inclined to accept a global deal to freeze oil production in order to lift crude oil prices. He told Reuters: “The idea of a freeze in production is I think acceptable to all parties, even to us. “Everybody is suffering from this […]

Iraq has World's 3rd Lowest Oil Production Costs

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil quotes a report by Rystad Energy as saying that Iraq has the world's third-lowest-cost crude oil. Kuwait came in lowest at $8.50 per barrel, with Saudi Arabia at $9.90, followed by Iraq at $10.70. Fourth place went to UAE at $12.30, and Iran took fifth place with $12.60. […]

Iraq to pay $2bn in Arrears to Foreign Companies

By John Lee. Shafaaq reports that Iraq will pay foreign oil companies about $2 billion in remaining arrears for 2015 in April. The arrears were accumulated to international oil companies (IOCs) such as BP, Shell , ExxonMobil, Eni and Lukoil, which operate in under service contracts, whereby they are paid a fixed dollar fee for […]

Oil Exports Slip in February

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil said on Tuesday that exports from the south fell in February to 3.225 million bpd, down from 3.285 million bpd the previous month. Bad weather was blamed for the drop. Reuters reports that, for a fifth consecutive month, Baghdad exported no oil via its northern pipeline to Ceyhan. […]

Iraq Raises March Oil Prices

By John Lee. Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) has adjusted its official selling prices for its Basra and Kirkuk crude oil for March. In common with some other countries, Iraq’s oil is priced relative to regional benchmark prices: For shipments to US, contracts are priced are relative to the Argus Sour Crude Index (ASCI); […]

Is the KRG heading for Bankruptcy?

By Amberin Zaman for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. When the Iraqi Kurds come to Washington, it is often to ask for guns to fight the Islamic State (IS). Now they are pleading for cash, warning that their campaign against the jihadis is threatened […]

January Oil Exports Up; Revenues Slump

By John Lee. Iraq's oil ministry said on Monday that exports rose slightly in January to an average of 3.285 million barrels per day (bpd), up from 3.216 million bpd in December. Production from the southern oilfields averaged 3.9 million bpd, down from a record high of 4.13 millon bpd the previous month. All of […]

Southern Iraq Oil Output 4.13m bpd in December

By John Lee. Iraqi oil production averaged 4.130 million bpd in December, all of it from the southern oilfields (as the northern fields are under the control of the KRG). Reuters reports that of the more than 128 million barrels produced during the month, 99.7 million barrels were exported. The selling price averaged $29.288 cents […]

Oil, Rail Expansion Dominate China Talks

By Simon Kent. Iraqi PM Haider al Abadi recently met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss high level strategic projects for both countries to cooperate on. The major discussions focused on a plan for Iraq's State Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) and Chinese state run refiner Sinopec to coordinate the shipment, refining and marketing of […]

Abdul Mahdi: Iraq to Watch non-OPEC Production

By Simon Kent. Iraq's oil minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (pictured) has spoken to Reuters regarding Iraq's position on OPEC's failure to agree on a production ceiling as the battle to drive out shale production continues. Abdul Mahdi said that Iraq was now looking at the "real world" and that they would have to monitor production in countries […]