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Ankara Sides with Baghdad over Kurdish Energy

The new deal between Iraq's central government and Turkey on the Ceyhan pipeline reportedly blocks the export of oil and gas from Kurdistan without Baghdad's approval. Both AKnews and Azzaman report that Turkey's Energy Minister, Taner Yildiz, has agreed not to transport Kurdish oil and gas unless Baghdad agrees. Speaking to AKnews, Ali Hussein Balo, […]

15-Year Ceyhan Pipeline Contract Signed

The Iraqi Oil Minister renewed a contract with Turkey to transport crude oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan for 15 years, at volumes of more than one million barrels per day (bpd). The deal is expected to strengthen economic relations between Baghdad and Ankara. AKnews reports that Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said in Baghdad […]

Shahristani Wants OPEC To Maintain Output

Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani sees no reason for OPEC to reconsider its current production levels at its next meeting, due to be held in Vienna on 14th October. According to report from Reuters, he sees no big demand for crude and says current production levels should be maintained, but OPEC should hold an extraordinary […]

German Gas Contract Sparks New Row

We reported yesterday on the new gas deal between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the German giant RWE.  Today, a new row has broken out between Erbil and Baghdad regarding the legality of Kurdish oil and gas contracts. Aswat al-Iraq reports that the Iraqi Oil Ministry, through the State Organization for Marketing Oil (SOMO), claimed […]

Al-Shahristani Re-Affirms Stance on OPEC Quotas

Iraq's oil minister, Hussain al-Shahristani, has said Baghdad will consider applying OPEC quotas once its crude oil production reaches at least 4 million barrels a day in two to three years, according to an Associated Press report. He says there is no rush to discuss quotas with other members of the Organization of the Petroleum […]

Visa Process for Oil Expats to be Streamlined

Iraq’s oil minister, Hussain al-Shahristani, has addressed some of the complaints by oil majors about bureaucracy hampering their efforts to bring staff and equipment into the country, according to a report from Reuters. Getting visas for oil industry professionals entering Iraq to work on oilfield development contracts ranks as a major hassle facing oil companies […]

Iraq Oil Revenues 95% of State Income

Revenues from oil sales account for 95 percent of Iraq's income, Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani said on Tuesday, underlining the war-battered nation's reliance on crude to rebuild its economy. Shahristani said Iraq raised 171 billion dollars from sales between 2006-2009, which accounted for all but five percent of the government's income during those years. Shahristani […]

BP Spill Won't Affect Iraq Projects: Oil Minister

Iraq's oil minister said on Saturday he sees no impact from the massive oil spill at a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico on Iraq's current or future projects to develop its giant oilfields. BP has promised to pay damages to those hurt by the worst oil spill in U.S. history and has committed […]

Iraq to Build Eight Power Stations

Dinar Trade reports that The Minister of Electricity and agency, Dr. Hussain al-Shahristani, has announced the building of eight new power stations, with a total capacity of 5,000 MW. Readers of IBN will remember that Dr Shahristani, who is also the Minister for Oil, took over responsibility for the electricity brief following the riots last […]

Oil Minister Confirms 12m bpd Target

(Source: Aswat Al Iraq) The Iraqi oil ministry seeks an increase in production to hit 12 million barrels per day (bpd) during the next six years, in addition to developing natural gas fields, according to the minister, Hussein al-Shahrestani. “This figure is the normal rate of Iraq’s production but for the policies pursued by the […]

Future of Iraq's Oil Deals Uncertain

In Iraq’s fevered political climate, no deal makes everyone happy, and the oil contracts could easily become a casualty as Iyad Allawi, the declared winner in last month’s election, begins the messy process of stitching together a governing coalition.