Tag Archives | oil revenues

Basra joins Revenue Sharing Talks

By John Lee.  According to a 2009 revision of Iraq's Provincial Powers Act (also known as Law 21) the province of Basra is supposed to be receiving an extra $5 dollars of oil revenue per barrel produced in the province. If this was the case, the province could be receiving an income equivalent to that […]

DNO Confirms Payment for Kurdish Oil

By John Lee. DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today confirmed receipt of USD 30 million (36 billion Iraqi dinars) as first payment for oil exported by the Kurdistan Regional Government from the Tawke field during 2014. The payment will be shared by DNO (USD 20.625 million) and partner Genel Energy plc (USD […]

Genel Receives Payment for Kurdish Crude

By John Lee. Genel Energy has announced that the Taq Taq field partners have received an initial gross payment of $30 million (35 billion Iraqi dinars) from the Kurdistan Regional Government ('KRG') for oil exported through the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ('KRI')-Turkey pipeline. The Tawke field partners will also receive a $30 million gross payment. […]

Iraq Budget Based on $70/barrel

By John Lee. Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said he will soon present his proposed 2015 budget to Cabinet, based on an oil price of $70 per barrel. The Minister said: “We are proposing a budget of $100 billion. This is projected ... “We have based our projections on about $70 a barrel. This could fluctuate. […]

Oil Exports Bring in $6.2bn in Oct

By John Lee. Iraq's exports of 76.282 million barrels of crude oil in October brought in $6.241 billion [7.3 trillion Iraqi dinars] in revenues, according to the Iraqi Oil Ministry. AIN reports that Iraq averaged exports of 2.461 million bpd for the month at an average selling price of $81.82 dollars a barrel. These exports […]

Oil Exports Fall in August

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraq's oil exports fell from $7.8 billion in July to $7.1 billion in August. Citing sources at the State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO), the report said that 73.6 million barrels of oil were exported in August at an average price of $97.4 per barrel, down from $102.8 in July. […]

Kurdish Oil Exports top $1bn

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has exported more than 14 million barrels of oil from its independent oil pipelines to Turkey in the last nine months, according to a report from BasNews. A spokesman for the KRG's Natural Resources Committee told the news agency that the exports have brought in over 1 […]

Kurdish Oil Income Reaches $4bn

By Patrick M Schmidt. The Kurdish Natural Resource Committee has announced that sales of Kurdish crude oil have exceeded $4 billion over the past year. Current crude export figures hover between 120,000 to 150,000 barrels of oil per day. That crude is then piped up to Turkish ports for export. The committee also confirmed that […]

The Oil Will Continue to Flow

By Padraig O'Hannelly. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has upped the ante in the continuing dispute with Baghdad over oil export revenues. In response to what it describes as "the Iraqi federal government ... not sharing revenues in accordance with the Iraqi Constitution", the KRG has threatened to take legal action against anyone who buys […]

$7.8bn 'Petrodollars' Allocated for Development

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has allocated $7.8 billion for development projects in oil-producing provinces, according to Al-Shorfa. The Minister of Planning Ali al-Shukri (pictured) said. "The amounts are allocated for various economic, social, and service development projects in the housing, education and energy sectors, and for environmental protection projects, treatment of environmental effects […]

Iraq's Oil Income Surges

By John Lee. Iraq's oil income is set to jump in April, boosted by the continued discount on Basra Light as of February last year, and increased shipments to Asia. February saw a record 3.6 million bpd in exports, setting a 3 decade record for Iraq. According to Bloomberg, who interviewed analyst Alexander Poegl of JBC Energy […]

KRG Offers 100,000 bpd Through SOMO

By John Lee. Kurdish Regional Government PM Nechirvan Barzani (pictured) has offered to send 100,000 bpd of oil from the Kurdish region through the State Oil Marketing Company, Reuters reports. The move is designed to partially appease Baghdad in the on going and tortuous dispute over oil revenues and exports to Turkey. Currently over 1 million […]