Tagged With Iraq
Iraq looks beyond headwinds for the upside in 2024
26 January 2024
Optimism about Kurdish production increases contrasts with a messy security situation that could obstruct oil and gas progress
TotalEnergies deal may be launchpad for Iraq’s energy sector
18 April 2023
Gas Growth Integrated Project pivotal to key Opec producer’s longer-term success
Iraq-Turkey pipeline outlook unclear despite deal
5 April 2023
Major issues remain despite agreement between Iraq and Kurdistan
Middle East refiners primed for growth
10 March 2023
Capacity additions set to take advantage of disruption to Russian diesel
Iraq’s future tied to deadlocked TotalEnergies deal
21 February 2023
The $27bn megaproject is key to Iraq’s 2027 oil and gas production goals
Less is more in Iraqi downstream
6 December 2022
The government’s new focus on relatively small, state-funded refinery expansions and upgrades bodes well for long-awaited progress
This time for Iraqi gas?
21 November 2022
The new Baghdad government hopes to succeed where predecessors have failed in developing supply
Government formation promises relief from Iraq’s upstream stasis
9 November 2022
The new administration’s close ties to Tehran could mould its stance towards potential IOC investors
Paper progress only in Iraq
27 July 2022
Oil Ministry claims around key IOC investments ignore its lame duck status
Iran casts shadow over Kurdish gas aspirations
30 June 2022
The Kurdistan region is facing political and military challenges as efforts to appoint a government in Baghdad descend further into chaos
Baghdad risks wasting its moment
30 May 2022
Political paralysis is preventing Iraq from capitalising on renewed international enthusiasm for upstream investment
Baghdad and Erbil face off
20 April 2022
Representatives from the federal and Kurdistan authorities have held in-person talks as they look to resolve a decade-old dispute over oil
Letter from the Middle East: Buyers call for more
29 March 2022
Western countries want Mideast Gulf producers to boost output, but the options are limited
Iraq’s oil cash bonanza masks deeper problems
14 March 2022
Soaring oil prices are spurring renewed IOC investment but exposing infrastructure gaps
Opec’s swing producers to stick to deal
25 February 2022
Opec’s top producers are unlikely to deviate from an agreement that has brought market stability and buoyed prices
Baghdad steps up energy self-sufficiency drive
7 February 2022
Soaring oil revenues and heavy Chinese investment have driven a series of recent refining and gas deals
INOC sets the stage for oil uptick
26 January 2022
Control for Iraq’s new NOC of one of the country’s biggest oil assets may just be a first step in Baghdad’s strategy
KRG craves 2022 stability
24 January 2022
Having benefitted from improved oil prices and better relations with Baghdad in 2021, Erbil is looking for more of the same
Basra Energy starts amid output push
16 December 2021
The JV assumes the role of Rumaila’s main contractor as a new production target is set
Basra-Aqaba pipeline talks hint at conclusion
26 November 2021
Nearly 30 years since the original agreement, Iraq’s route to the Red Sea may be in sight
Iraqi election results offer domestic gas promise
25 October 2021
A poor showing for Iranian-backed factions may add impetus to efforts to reduce import dependence
Gas at the heart of Iraq’s transition
21 October 2021
While oil has grabbed the headlines for Iraq, tapping its gas potential could transform the country’s economic fortunes
Saudi Arabia and Iraq could join the LNG export party
12 October 2021
In the longer term, the two Gulf heavyweights may become gas exporters. But Egypt’s return to the table could be in doubt
Iraq shrugs off partner uncertainty to lift long-term target
17 August 2021
The country has lifted its long-term production target to 8mn bl/d despite continued murmurings about IOC dissatisfaction
Iraq’s China embrace not without risks
20 July 2021
The Middle Eastern state’s welcome of Chinese investment is understandable, but not unproblematic
Iraq and IOCs: A complex web
13 July 2021
Baghdad needs to improve its relationship with international partners. But beware assuming there are easy answers
Oil price recovery stymies Iraq's reform hopes
12 July 2021
The short-term boost to government coffers from crude’s rally will likely postpone any significant changes
Iraq tries again in the downstream
5 July 2021
Oft-promised upgrades and greenfield facilities are again making putative progress
Unlocking southern Iraq’s oil
29 June 2021
Baghdad’s revisiting on contractual terms may need to be radical to stop IOC flight and offer alternatives to China
Letter from the Middle East: Green shoots of recovery
27 May 2021
There are many reasons to be cheerful across the Mena oil and gas patch
Stars align for Kurdish gas exports
24 May 2021
Erbil's long-held ambitions to sell its plentiful supplies to gas-poor neighbours move closer to fruition
Iraq renews gas drive
8 May 2021
Baghdad turns again to China to develop its second largest gasfield
Iraq’s upstream shows signs of life
19 April 2021
Baghdad is once again looking towards much higher long-term capacity goals
Basrah Medium gets off to a promising start
30 March 2021
Iraq’s new crude grade has had a relatively successful first few months. But Basrah Light issuers remain unresolved
Upbeat outlook in Iraqi Kurdistan
23 February 2021
Oil and gas developers in the semi-autonomous region are looking forward to a year of rebound
China’s Iraq influence keeps growing
14 January 2021
Chinese companies have strengthened their already healthy position in the Iraqi oil and gas sector as other IOCs back off
Hormuz threats lose their sting
13 November 2020
As Gulf states progress bypass projects, time runs down on Iran’s sabre-rattling
Flare capture offers easy wins
12 November 2020
Reducing gas flaring can both accelerate progress to net-zero and offer a swift boost to industry credibility
Book review: Water threatens to disrupt Iraqi-Kurdish-Turkish relations
10 November 2020
Diminishing sources of clean water and rising demand could increase tension between Baghdad and Erbil, as well as Baghdad and Ankara, a new book says
Kadhimi woos Washington
1 September 2020
The new Iraqi premier is leveraging the US administration’s loathing for Iran to secure energy investments
Turkey’s ambitions have imperial echoes
4 August 2020
Facing the challenge of a domestic economic crisis, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes that successful military interventions in the surrounding region will foster nationalist solidarity
Iraq and Iran move further apart
24 July 2020
Baghdad’s pivot away from its neighbour is increasingly extending to their shared resources
Crude edges higher on Opec+ compliance promises
19 June 2020
Traders see the positives as producers commit to even greater respect for quotas
Iraq seeks a reset
8 June 2020
The new Baghdad government asks for much in return for a pivot towards Saudi Arabia and the US
Iraq stares into revenue abyss
26 March 2020
Plummeting oil prices and stagnant production have thrown government finances into chaos
Iraq’s investor outlook worsens
13 March 2020
The investment environment in Iraq is being affected by continued turmoil in domestic politics and the country’s battle with Covid-19
Baghdad targets greater gas security
7 February 2020
As US-Iranian tensions threaten energy imports, Iraq is ramping-up domestic gas development
Iraq’s bounty risks bitter taste
30 January 2020
After US-led mission helped to largely banish Islamic State from Iraq in 2018, the country has fast become a battleground for power in the region
Iran-US conflict: more to come?
16 January 2020
With the US’s killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the risk of attacks on Mena oil infrastructure is likely to increase
Mena: a region of backhanders
13 January 2020
A new book identifies corruption as a major factor holding back Middle East and North Africa (Mena) development —not least in oil-exporting states
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