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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)

Oil Exports Slightly Up for January

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced initial oil exports for January of 88,922,697 barrels, giving an average for the month of 2.868 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 2.846 million bpd exported in December. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 85,870,503 barrels, while […]

Iraq Finalises Oil Exports for December

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced finalised oil exports for December of 88,211,750 barrels, giving an average for the month of 2.846 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 2.709 million bpd exported in November. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 85,195,608 barrels, while […]

KRG to Resume Override Payments to Genel

By John Lee. Genel Energy has received notice from the Kurdistan Regional Government ('KRG') that override payments, whereby Genel receives 4.5% of monthly Tawke gross field revenues, will resume with the January 2021 invoice, to be paid in February 2021. Assuming the prevailing oil price, this translates into over $5 million of additional cash proceeds […]

China "Set to Bail Out Iraq" with Oil Deal

By John Lee. Iraq is reportedly poised to sign a multibillion-dollar contract with China's ZhenHua Oil, in what Bloomberg describes as a bailout from Beijing. Under the deal, Iraq's cash-strapped government which will receive money upfront in exchange for long-term oil supplies. Click here to read the full article. (Source: Bloomberg)

Iraq's Dire Fiscal Crisis

By Kirk H. Sowell, for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Dire Fiscal Crisis Iraq's Prime Minister inherited a series of fiscal crises. As his interim government struggles to advert a complete economic collapse, […]

Iraq Increases Oil Exports in Oct

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced initial oil exports for October of 89,153,899 barrels, giving an average for the month of 2.876 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 2.613 million bpd exported in September. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to approximately 86,000,000 barrels, while […]

Iraq announces Oil Export Data for Sept

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced initial oil exports for September of 78,388,619 barrels, giving an average for the month of 2.613 million barrels per day (bpd), slightly up from the 2.597 million bpd exported in August. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 75,000,000 barrels, while […]

Finalised Iraqi Oil Export Figures for August

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced finalised oil exports for August of 80,494,536 barrels, giving an average for the month of 2.597 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 2.763 million bpd exported in July. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 77,505,136 barrels, while exports […]

Preliminary Oil Export Figures for August

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for August of 80,494,536 barrels, giving an average for the month of 2.597 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 2.763 million bpd exported in July. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 77,505,136 barrels, while exports […]

$115m BP payment to Iraq in 2019

By John Lee. Oil giant BP has just published details of its transactions with the Government of Iraq in 2018 in respect of the Rumaila oilfield, as part of its Report on Payments to Governments 2018. Click on image below to see in more detail: (Source: BP)