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Shell Signs $11bn Petrochemical Deal

By John Lee. Shell has reportedly signed a deal with Iraq worth $11 billion (12.8 trillion Iraqi dinars) to build a petrochemicals plant in Basra. On Wednesday, Industry Minister Nasser al-Esawi [Nasser al-Issawi] told a press conference that the Nibras complex would make Iraq the largest petrochemical producer in the Middle East. The news comes […]

Total Considers "World-Scale" Petrochemical Plant

By John Lee. French oil giant Total is reported to be considering building a "world-scale" petrochemical complex in Iraq. AFP reports that Patrick Pouyanne, the head of Total's refining and chemicals division, said he signed a preliminary accord with Iraq's industry ministry in November to examine the feasibility of the complex in Basra. "They are […]

Shell, Iraq, Near $11bn Petrochemical Deal

By John Lee. The Wall Street Journal reports that Shell and the Iraqi government are nearing a deal to build an $11-billion petrochemical facility in southern Iraq. In addition to its development of the Majnoon oil field, Shell also signed a $17.2-billion deal last year to collect natural gas from Iraq's southern oil field production. […]

India Interested in Iraqi Refineries

By John Lee. India is interested in building refineries and petrochemical plants in Iraq, according to a report from the Economic Times. Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily (pictured), who led a 28-member delegation to participate in the 17th India-Iraq Joint Commission meeting in Baghdad, expressed interest in setting up gas-based projects including fertiliser plants. He […]

Chevron Phillips Chemical to Study Iraq Plant

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., a joint venture between Chevron and ConocoPhillips, signed a letter of intent to evaluate the feasibility of developing a petrochemical plant in Iraq, according to a report from Bloomberg. Hanaa al-Husseini, a spokeswoman for the Industry and Minerals Ministry, said the company would look into building a new facility and upgrading […]

After Gas, and the Rise of the Petrochemical Industry

Iraq has ambitious plans to build on its booming energy sector.  The sector will be used to build upon its petrochemicals industry, Iraq is looking to foreign firms to invest up to $35 – 50 billion from 2017 – 2023. During this period the plans aim to produce around 10 million tonnes of petrochemicals a […]

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Iraq Signs MoU with Shell for Huge Petrochemical Plant

Iraq has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Baghdad with Shell to make a technical and economic feasibility study to set up a major petrochemical plant, reports Aswat al-Iraq. “Iraq has a big vision to cope with the big leaps in the oil sector in the coming few years through the use of the natural […]