Tag Archives | Saudi Arabia

Video: KSA, Qatar "Need Sectarian War in Iraq"

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran's PressTV has conducted an interview with Zayd al-Isa, a Middle East expert from London about recent surges of violence in Iraq: (Source: PressTV)

Iraq-Jordan $18bn Pipeline - Reality or Fantasy?

By John Lee. Commenting in Oilprice.com on the newly-announced, $18-billion pipeline from Iraq to Jordan, John C.K. Daly says that while it is easy to understand the appeal of such a project in energy-starved Jordan, the geopolitical issues remain significant and seemingly unresolved. The 1,043 mile-long dual pipeline would be capable of transporting one million barrels of […]

Iraqi Ministers Attend Arab Development Summit

By John Lee. Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz opened the Arab Summit of Economic and Social Development in the presence of Arab kings and presidents in Riyadh on Monday. His Excellency the Vice President, Dr. Khudair Khuzaie presided the delegation of the Republic of Iraq to this summit. The delegation included the Minister of Foreign […]

Basra to Open Border Crossing with Saudi Arabia

By John Lee. Informed sources in Basra claim that the provincial government intends to open a border crossing with Saudi Arabia with the aim of increasing exports. Both NINA news agency and Aswat al-Iraq report that the crossing will be in the Ouja al-Batin area, northwest of Basra. The crossing is expected to be opened […]

MP Accuses Saudi Over Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. An MP and member of the Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee has hit out at Saudi Arabia for its "hostile policy" towards Iraq. Udai Awad, of the Ahrar bloc within the Sadrist Trend, told AIN: "The reason for the dispute with Saudi Arabia is the attempt by KSA [Kingdom of Saudi Arabia] […]

Saudi Companies Keen to Invest in Kurdistan

By John Lee. Several Saudi companies have expressed a desire to invest in the Kurdistan Region. Assaf Ben Nasser, President of Administration & Human Resources of the Western Region and General manager of several factories in Saudi Arabia, and Abdulaziz Ben Othaymeen, a Saudi businessmen, told Puk Media that the commercial, industrial and investment markets […]

Video: Deputy PM Shahristani on Oil Strategy

Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister with responsibility for Energy, Hussain Al-Shahristani, talks to CNBC about the oil price, the risk of Iran shutting the Strait of Hormuz, and the possibility of rehabilitating the pipeline from Iraq through Saudi Arabia. (Source: CNBC)

Border Crossing Between Iraq and Saudi to be Opened

The commercial attaché at Iraq's embassy in Saudi Arabia, Ali Jaberal- al-Utti, has reportedly announced the start of negotiations between the two sides to open the Ar Ar [Ara'ar, Arar] border crossing between the two countries. The town is situated in the north of Saudi Arabia, the Iraqi city of Karbala, The nearest town to […]

Iraq Seeks Arab Debt Forgiveness

Iraq has asked its Arab neighbours to forgive its pre-invasion debts, urging them to follow the United Arab Emirates and Algeria which have already written off what they were owed, according to Reuters. "We've asked Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Libya, Jordan, Sudan, Egypt and Morocco to help Iraq in closing up its debt situation," Iraqi […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

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Iraq Approves Hormuz Oil Exports Contingency Plan

In an attempt to deal with any potential crisis should Iran close the Strait of Hormuz, Iraq has approved a plan to expand its oil export routes by adding capacity from its northern fields and building a pipeline to ship oil from southern oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured), according to Reuters. "Short […]

Iraq Reviews Oil Pipeline to Saudi Arabia

Among the options being considered by Iraqi lawmakers to reduce dependence on the Strait of Hormuz, is the reopening an oil pipeline to Saudi Arabia that's been closed since the Gulf War in the 1990s. Currently, most of Iraq's oil exports are shipped by tanker from Basra through the Strait of Hormuz, but Iran has […]