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Iraq News and Analysis

Haider al-Abadi

Baghdad protesters storm parliamentSubscription

A state of emergency has been declared in Baghdad as political crisis deepens

Power plant

IFC arranges Iraq power plant financing packageSubscription

Debt and equity package will include IFC’s first Islamic syndicated loan


GE partners with Iraq to reduce gas flaringSubscription

Agreement includes setting up a data analysis and monitoring centre


Iraq revives bond issuance plansSubscription

International bond was dropped due to high pricing


Iran ready to start Iraq gas exportsSubscription

Iraq will import an average of 25 million cubic metres a day of gas from neighbour

Kuwait Energy strikes oil in Iraq

Kuwait Energy reaches sales deal on Iraq oil blockSubscription

Kuwaiti group will be paid by Iraqi government for oil produced at Block 9

Kurdistan Regional Government oil exports decrease

Iraqi Kurdistan crude exports decline again in MarchSubscription

Exports down 6 per cent on damage from Turkey pipeline attack

PwC Economic Crime survey 2016

A quarter of companies hit by economic crimeSubscription

Survey shows incidences up in Middle East


Iraq expects reduced deficit as project spending is slashedSubscription

Ministry spokesperson tells MEED future spending will focus on schemes already under construction

Destroyed Iraqi artillery, trucks and vehicles in Kuwait's desert from the First Gulf War

Iraq to cut military spendingSubscription

The planned reduction in the defence ministry’s budget comes amid an ongoing financial crisis

Power plant

Siemens negotiates contract for 750MW power plant contract in IraqSubscription

Senior executives to meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Pipeline being built

Iraq to commission 130-kilometre oil pipelineSubscription

The pipeline will link the Rumaila oilfield to Iraq’s Al-Faw port

Oil pipeline

Date set for Iraq-Jordan oil pipeline construction to beginSubscription

State Company for Oil Projects confirms multibillion-dollar project has been revived

Pipeline construction

Baghdad revives $12bn Iraq-Jordan oil export pipeline projectSubscription

Contractors have submitted commercial bids

Basra: The southern province is the focal point of Iraq's oil and gas industry

Iraq maintains oil export targetSubscription

South Iraq expected to be exporting 4 million barrels a day by the end of the year

Iraq oil exports hit record level

North Iraq oilfields suffering from underinvestmentSubscription

Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim says production is being hampered

Iraq Power and water

Iraqi power plant to be commissioned in second quarterSubscription

Negotiations over second phase to start in April or May

More contractors invited to bid for $800m Al-Zour pipeline

Iraq stops exports via Kurdistan to put pressure on regional governmentSubscription

Oil Minister pushes for new revenue-sharing agreement

Peshmerga pass a roadblock that only days earlier had prevented Isis suicide bombers from driving their explosive-laden vehicles into Kurdish lines

Operation to take Mosul likely to take place in the fourth quarterSubscription

Iraqi commander says troops are preparing for assault on the Isis power base

Iran oil industry

Iran crude production up 187,800 barrels a day in FebruarySubscription

Opec production drops as sharp decline in Iraqi output offsets resurgence from Iran

Offshore oil rig

The 10 Gulf oil projects you need to watch: Part 2Subscription

MEED looks at the oil schemes in the balance in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Iran and Iraq

Lord Tim Bell, Bell Pottinger

Advertising and strategic communications can defeat IsisSubscription

Bell Pottinger founder Lord Tim Bell says the communications industry must find a response to the terrorist group

Najmaldin Karim, governor of Kirkuk

Forging unity in Iraq’s most fiercely contested oil province Subscription

The governor of Kirkuk explains why he is pushing for regional autonomy

Queen Alia airport

IFC steps up counter-cyclical investmentSubscription

Conflict and oil prices drive demand for development bank support

Lower oil prices will spur reforms

Oil Talk: Egypt and Abu Dhabi prioritise gas expansionsVideoSubscription

MEED’s oil and gas editors discuss Egypt’s major gas discovery and look at why Abu Dhabi may switch spending focus from oil to gas

Nominal defence spending is estimated to have risen by close to 40 per cent since 2010 in the region

Region's growth in military spending slows Subscription

GCC military budgets are under pressure, but fears over a resurgent Iran may prompt higher spending

Iraq oil exports hit record level

Iraq oil projects grind to halt amid Baghdad funding crisisSubscription

Budget problems and violence cast a shadow over future oil production in Iraq, but hope lies in foreign investment and exports

Oil: Production currently stands at 2.9 million b/d

Oil and gas assets lack buyersSubscription

Oil companies selling off assets in the region will struggle to find buyers in 2016

Incidents by region in iraq

Securing oil field assetsSubscription

Terrorist attacks have increased the need for security to protect employees and company assets  

A KDP peshmerga celebrates

Isis backs down in SinjarSubscription

The jihadist group has been flushed out of Sinjar in Mosul and the Yazidis can finally return to a city that has been theirs for countless generations

Basra oil derrick

Iraqi budget crisis increases uncertainty for oil projectsSubscription

As revenues dwindle project activity is slowing

Iran economic indicators, and oil production and exports

Conflict and geopolitical tensions weigh on Middle East oil exportersSubscription

For non-GCC exporters, breakeven oil prices are significantly above average prices