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Gas pipeline

Petrojet awarded $185m gas deal Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Firm to build central processing facility on southern Iraq development

Iraq invites renewables interest

Iraq invites renewables interest Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Four sites selected for projects

Opec oil output surges

Opec output surges Subscription Required

16 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Group pumped 30.79 million barrels a day in March

Karbala in Iraq

Karbala to build industrial city Subscription Required

13 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Iraq province hoping to attract foreign direct investment in manufacturing

Six groups have submitted bids for the contract to develop Iraq’s first publicly tendered independent power project

Six groups seek Iraq IPP prequalification Subscription Required

13 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Independent power project will be located in southern area of country

Iraq

South Koreans win Iraq infrastructure work Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Contract follows 2012 development deal

Pipe

Lukoil tenders design for export pipeline Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Project will link Russian group’s storage facilities with south Iraq oil terminal

Gas turbine generator

Firms submit prequalification entries for Iraq IPP Subscription Required

5 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Independent power project will have a capacity of 750MW

Iraq oil exports hit record level

Iraq oil exports hit record level Subscription Required

2 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Surge in exports from southern fields

Energy sector

Taqa cuts capital expenditure on oil price drop Subscription Required

1 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

UAE-based energy firm reports net loss for 2014

Clashes in Tikrit

US continues Tikrit air strikes Subscription Required

29 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Coalition forces assisting Baghdad to retake key northern city from Isis

Onshore oil drilling

Gulf Keystone restarts Shaikan oil production Subscription Required

22 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

UK-listed group receives pre-payments for exports from Iraqi Kurdistan

Pipe yard

Lukoil tenders permanent pipe yard Subscription Required

18 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Package is part of second-phase expansion of West Qurna-2 field in Iraq

Ibrahim Mahlab, premier of Egypt

Egypt Prime Minister reaffirms strong Gulf ties Subscription Required

15 March 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Egypt Economic Development Conference closes with over $130bn of investment agreements signed

Oil Apache Egypt

Egypt’s state oil company invests in Iraq oil Subscription Required

15 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Deal with Kuwait Energy is its first direct investment in a non-Egyptian oil field

Iraq oil and gas projects

Lukoil assessing bids for West-Qurna-2 expansion Subscription Required

9 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

No awards on Iraq oil field expansion a year after tender

Shia fighters fire a rocket during clashes with militants from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in the Salahuddin province

Iran influence looms large in Tikrit battle Subscription Required

5 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Revolutionary Guards commander overseeing Shia paramilitary groups in Salahuddin offensive

Oil industry

Iraqi Kurdistan receives Iraq budget payment Subscription Required

4 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Erbil receives $208m after Kirkuk crude exports ramped up February, according to Iraq Oil Report

Pipelines

Iraq crude exports rise on northern pipeline volumes Subscription Required

3 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Increased exports through Kurdish pipeline offsets drop at weather-hit southern Iraq terminals

Oil exploration

Turkey to explore for oil in Iraqi Kurdistan Subscription Required

3 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Energy minister says Ankara signed multiple deals on oil assets in northern Iraq

Analysis

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne

MEED board report, April 2015 Subscription Required

8 April 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Iraq's Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari

Iraq economy falters as anti-Isis campaign unfolds Subscription Required

22 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The IMF said Iraq’s government should cut spending and change its banking policies to deal with a soaring budget deficit

Iraq oil exports 2014-15

Iraq oil exports hit 12-month high Subscription Required

10 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Erbil claims it is not receiving budget payments despite boosting northern volumes

Video graph

Strategic priorities shape Gulf projects spending Subscription Required

8 March 2015

The impact of low oil prices on project plans around the region

kirkuk

Kirkuk dispute to intensify Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Mark Watts

Erbil is determined to defend its control of the oil-rich province

Saudi oil production and brent crude price

Riyadh in strong position ahead of Opec meeting Subscription Required

18 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia showing no signs of cutting oil production despite falling prices

Comment

Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq

Shifting borders in northern Iraq Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Mark Watts

Isis has provided a smokescreen for power plays in embattled region

Iraq's decision to relaunch its private power programme is laudable, but is likely to attract scepticism

Baghdad faces IPP challenge Subscription Required

22 December 2014

The government’s decision to relaunch its private power programme is laudable, but is likely to attract scepticism due to the many challenges involved

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the attack missions by Iranian jets were a positive development in efforts against Isis

Iran carries out first airstrikes against Isis, US claims Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Tehran denies offensive despite news footage showing F-4 Phantom II raids in Diyala

Haider al-Abadi

Al-Abadi facing familiar problems in divided Iraq Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

New prime minister a welcome replacement for Al-Maliki, but faces same sectarian pressures

Baiji refinery, north of Baghdad, in Iraq

Erbil strives to meet domestic fuel demand Subscription Required

6 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Baiji refinery outage highlights importance of refining expansion in Iraqi Kurdistan

The development of power plants shows the Kurdistan Regional Government is determined to meet the needs of its people and industries

Erbil remains committed to development Subscription Required

6 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

The development of power plants shows the Kurdistan Regional Government is determined to meet the needs of its people and industries

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