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Iraq News and Analysis

Total wins stake in Abu Dhabi onshore oil fields

Wood Group wins $90m contract in IraqSubscription

Concept and design work for future projects included in deal

Al-Faw Port in Iraq

Iraq port project moves forward as PPPSubscription

Planned port to handle up to 6,000 large vessels annually upon completion

BP ramps up investment in Rumaila field

BP says Iraq power plant will come online in 2017Subscription

The power plant will help support drilling and producing oil from the Rumaila oil field


Iran to double gas exports to IraqSubscription

Gas will be piped to southern city of Basra

Tank farm

Iraqi tank terminal contract award due in DecemberSubscription

Project valued at $250m

Iraq oil revenues

Iraq oil revenues decline by more than a thirdSubscription

Baghdad expects revenues of $51.6bn in 2015

Gas to liquids

Iraq natural gas liquids contract award delayed until 2016Subscription

Facility is part of the $17.2bn South Gas Utilisation Project

LNG ship

Iraq delays $500m gas tender until at least 2020Subscription

Domestic gas shortage is blamed


Basra to create regional development companySubscription

Firm will facilitate development of oil fields in Basra province

Electricity substation

Iraq to tender emergency substation projectSubscription

Project is expected to be worth $300-400m

Iraq cuts capital spending

Iraq's Ahmed Chalabi dies of heart attack Subscription

Chalabi is widely seen as the man who helped facilitate the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 by providing information about Saddam Hussein

Seawater intake installation

Design of Iraq's $13bn seawater project approaches completionSubscription

The project will pipe seawater to Iraq’s southern oil fields

Iraq oil exports hit record level

Iraq’s South Oil Company sets out production targetSubscription

Critics say the plan is unachievable

BP ramps up investment in Rumaila field

Iraq budget crisis delays $2.5bn BP project Subscription

Contract awards worth $1.37bn are on hold

Iraq security

Lukoil tenders security contracts for oil operations in IraqSubscription

Contractors say the risk to oil and gas companies in the region remains high

West Qurna-2 oil field in Iraq

Baghdad discusses future of West Qurna-2Subscription

The $4bn field development project’s budget for 2016 is yet to be approved

Pipeline projects

Design work is ongoing for the Iraq Tuba-Fao pipeline Subscription

Lukoil says the $850m scheme will involve the construction of two pipelines

Oil pipeline

Kurdistan Regional Government committed to Iran pipelineSubscription

Pipeline could connect Kurdish oil fields to Kermanshah refineries

Iraqi military takes control of strategic Baiji town

Iraqi military takes control of strategic refinery townSubscription

Spokesperson says government troops have seized Baiji town from Isis militants


French company wins Iraq refinery contractSubscription

Water recovery unit will be delivered in August 2016

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

KRG Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talibani

Crisis management in Iraqi KurdistanVideoSubscription

Interview: Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani says bolstering the economy is key to stability

Threat: Worsening political fractures within Iraqi Kurdistan could leave the region more vulnerable to Isis

Infighting weakens Kurdish recoverySubscription

Iraqi Kurdistan is battling Isis on its borders and is now facing growing unrest from within

Colonel Younes (left) with bodyguard

Iraq’s Kurds hold their groundSubscription

Wil Crisp visits a Kurdish town on the frontline of the battle with Isis

IMF fast-tracks Iraq loan

Iraq's finances are coming under increasing strainSubscription

War with Isis and low oil prices have dented reserves

Commercial bank branches in Mena region

A region lacking in banking accessSubscription

Populations in Middle East and North African countries would benefit from far more extensive branch networks

Division: Prime Minister Al-Abadi (left) and former leader Al-Maliki are both trying to make political gains in Iraq’s government

A new battle for Baghdad’s political futureSubscription

The fight to stamp out corruption in Iraq’s political system is fraught with challenges

Top 100 projects Q2 2015

Iraq projects market value collapses in Top 100 projects indexSubscription

But the value of the index in the second quarter edges higher

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruptionSubscription

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

Kurdistan Regional Government’s Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir

Interview: Rallying to combat Isis Subscription

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Foreign Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir says more international support is needed for the Peshmerga fighting Isis. Florian Neuhof reports