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Iraqi PM Doubles Down on Oil Deals with China and Russia

By Simon Watkins for the OilPrice.com. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's New Prime Minister Doubles Down On Oil & Gas Deals With China And Russia It is possible that U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, believed for a moment that […]

US "Eager to Work with" Govt and People of Iraq

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken (pictured) spoke [on Thursday] with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani to congratulate him on the October 27 formation of an Iraqi government. The Secretary conveyed that the United States is eager to work with the government and people of Iraq to improve respect for human rights, increase economic […]

What to Expect from Sudani's Government

By Bilal Wahab for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Buying Time in Baghdad? What to Expect from Sudani's Government The hostile and corrupt forces arrayed behind him might ease their anti-American activities just to […]

How Much Influence Does Iran Have in Iraq?

By Kali Robinson, for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How Much Influence Does Iran Have in Iraq? Iran has built considerable political clout in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Its wide […]

Scoring Iraq's New Govt: Metrics for Preserving U.S. Interests

By Michael Knights for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Scoring Iraq's New Government: Metrics for Preserving U.S. Interests The protracted post-election process has been a step backward for Iraqi democracy, so Washington will need […]

CBI discusses Electronic Payments in Iraq

By John Lee. A high-level delegation from the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), headed by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Ammar Hamad Khalaf, participated in the annual meetings held by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in Washington, DC. During the meetings they parties discussed cooperation with Iraq, and to provide the necessary […]

Iraq Pushes Gas Developments to Reduce on Iran

By Simon Watkins for the OilPrice.com. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq Pushes Key Gas Developments To Reduce Import Dependence On Iran Iraq is advancing some key associated gas projects at the Gharraf and Nassiriya oil fields. Click here to read […]

Baker Hughes to Boost Gas Production at Nassiriya and Gharraf

By John Lee. US-based Baker Hughes has reportedly signed a contract with state-owned Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) to increase production of associated gas at the Nassiriya and Gharraf [Garraf] (pictured) oilfields. Anwar Hadi Shiaa, a director of the DQOC, told the state-controlled Iraqi News Agency that the company aims to increase the gas production […]

Digitization of Pension Management System in Kurdistan

UNDP, USAID and KRG support digitization of the Public Pension Management Information System in Kurdistan The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new Public Pension Management Information System (PPMIS) in Kurdistan. The system […]

US focus on Increasing Trade and Investment in Iraq

By John Lee. The U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Alina L. Romanowski, and members of the Embassy's Economic Section welcomed diplomats from 11 embassies and international organizations to the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday. The meeting intended to focus efforts on increasing trade and investment in Iraq. In a statement after the meeting, the U.S. Mission to […]

US Consul says Existing KRG Oil Contracts must be respected

By John Lee. The US's newly-appointed Consul General in Erbil has said that existing contracts between international oil companies (IOCs) and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) must be respected. Consul Irvin Hicks Jr. made the comment following a meeting with the KRG's Minister of Natural Resources, Kamal Muhammed Salih, on Wednesday. In a statement issued […]

Three Contractors "Quit" Khor Mor Field

By John Lee. Three companies have reportedly stopped operations at Kurdistan's Khor Mor gas field following rocket attacks. According to Reuters, the companies are Texas-based Exterran, and Turkish subcontractors Havatek and Biltek. The field is operated by Pearl Petroleum, a consortium led by UAE-based Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum. More here. (Source: Reuters)