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Iraq News and Analysis


Iraq signs $173m drilling deals with Chinese firms Subscription Required

23 April 2014, 12:02 GMT | By Adal Mirza

New wells to be drilled at Missan oil fields in east of Iraq

South Korean group sign $6bn Iraq refinery deal Subscription Required

23 April 2014, 10:16 GMT | By Adal Mirza

South Korean consortium of four to build 140,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Karbala, Iraq

Iraqi firm pushes ahead with fertiliser revamp Subscription Required

23 April 2014, 10:01 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Baiji fertiliser plant to be rehabilitated and expanded

Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline said to be unusable Subscription Required

22 April 2014, 11:22 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Persistent militant attacks on the crude export pipeline have left it out of action

Kurdistan government rejects new refinery claim Subscription Required

21 April 2014, 7:46 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Local-Philippines joint venture claimed to have an operator deal for a new refinery in Iraqi Kurdistan

Alstom wins Iraq turbine deal Subscription Required

20 April 2014, 13:30 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

French firm will provide turbines for 1,642MW Al-Anbar gas-fired plant

ABB company wins Iraq electricity contract Subscription Required

17 April 2014, 11:40 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Technology firm will provide software to upgrade Iraq’s electricity network

Daewoo approved for $559m Iraq oil facility Subscription Required

16 April 2014, 7:04 GMT | By Adal Mirza

South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction to build the final degassing station at Zubair field

US firm to upgrade Basra port Subscription Required

15 April 2014, 9:06 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Nawah Port Management to expand Iraqi container terminal

Joint venture to operate Kurdistan region refinery Subscription Required

14 April 2014, 8:33 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Local-Philippines joint venture will refine up to 3,500 tonnes a day of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan

Pakistani firm wins Iraq gas pipeline deal Subscription Required

13 April 2014, 10:27 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Techno Engineering Services selected for Badra to Zubeida pipeline

Shell consortium begins designs for new Iraq gas project Subscription Required

13 April 2014, 7:11 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Basrah Gas Company starts designs for Al-Ratawi natural gas liquids plant

Iraq threatens to ban mine clearance firms Subscription Required

8 April 2014, 7:34 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Landmine clearance critical to Iraqi oil field development activities

Iraq close to setting new record for gas flaring Subscription Required

7 April 2014, 9:25 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Associated gas production now at more than 2 billion cubic feet a day

Chinese firm tenders Iraq water station deal Subscription Required

6 April 2014, 11:28 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Intake water pump station planned for Missan oil fields

Gazprom retenders water supply facilities deal Subscription Required

3 April 2014, 7:48 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Russia’s Gazprom Neft retenders water facilities planned for Badra oil field in Iraq

Kurdish contribution to Iraq oil exports delayed Subscription Required

2 April 2014, 9:00 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Semi-autonomous region was due to export 100,000 barrels a day through Iraqi system

Alstom wins Iraq captive power plant deal Subscription Required

1 April 2014, 13:00 GMT | By Adal Mirza

740MW gas-fired facility to be built at Zubair oil field

Petrochina tenders Iraq fire water deal Subscription Required

1 April 2014, 11:14 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Fire water supply tank system required for Halfaya oil field

Lukoil studies Iraq petrochemicals plant Subscription Required

1 April 2014, 10:43 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Lukoil feasibility study under way in Iraq for methane and methanol production from associated gas


Iraq oil production forecasts

Iraq faces challenge to meet output targets Subscription Required

16 April 2014, 11:07 GMT | By Mark Watts

Analysts expect Baghdad to fall short of 2020 ambitions despite recent production surge

GCC and Iraq energy awards

Gulf oil and gas spending hits long-term high in first quarter Subscription Required

2 April 2014, 8:53 GMT | By Mark Watts

More than $25bn-worth of contracts awarded as three-month period eclipses total for 2013

Opec oil production 2012-13

Opec output shrunk in 2013 on Iran and Libya production cuts Subscription Required

29 January 2014, 8:04 GMT | By Mark Watts

Non-Opec output replaced Opec supply as exporters brace for the potential return of Iran


Al-Maliki’s sectarian challenge Subscription Required

16 January 2014, 14:22 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Sunni disaffection rises in Iraq, just as it prepares for national elections in April

Iraq oil exports

Iraq oil exports increase in November Subscription Required

5 December 2013, 4:32 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Oil revenues reach $81bn, but likely to fall short of 2012 record highs

Changing mindsets: GCC nationals prefer to live in villas, which is unfeasible in low-cost housing schemes

Region fails on social housing Subscription Required

17 October 2013, 4:30 GMT | By Jeff Florian

The affordable housing shortage has escalated into a crisis in many Middle Eastern countries

Housing Project in Baghdad Subscription Required

13 October 2013, 12:15 GMT

A housing development in Iraq to help ease shortages in the city

Housing Development: Phase 1 Subscription Required

13 October 2013, 11:33 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s National Guard is building villas across 11 sites throughout the kingdom

Zubaidiya Power Plant Subscription Required

13 October 2013, 11:21 GMT

A steam power plant that once commissioned will meet the electricity requirements of Wasit in Iraq

Basra New City

Basra New City: Phase 1 Subscription Required

13 October 2013, 9:51 GMT | By Robert Jones

Previously known as the Iraq Housing Project, if the full plans are built, it will add 500,000 residential units to Basra



Iraq mine clearance slow to progress

10 April 2014, 15:20 GMT

Iraq’s ban on land mine clearance companies indicates its increasingly difficult working environment


Baghdad appeals to private sector

6 March 2014, 13:03 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Progress with the government’s IPP programme would deliver more benefits than just additional power


Oil windfall yet to benefit Iraq's economy

6 March 2014, 12:04 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Sectarian politics and prolonged violence are inhibiting foreign investment in Iraq’s industries

Iraq gas

Securing gas is a priority for Iraq

27 February 2014, 14:11 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

If the Iraqi government is to meet its development targets, it is vital that schemes to provide gas are a success


Iraq’s refining plans face test Subscription Required

6 February 2014, 13:25 GMT | By Adal Mirza

All eyes on the first real test for Iraq’s downstream sector as firms bid for Nasiriyah project


Iraq on the verge of civil war Subscription Required

16 January 2014, 16:02 GMT

The resurgence of Al-Qaeda and Baghdad’s response to Sunni disaffections threatens to drag the country back into civil war


Iraq awards first refinery contract Subscription Required

9 January 2014, 14:15 GMT | By Adal Mirza

The $6bn South Korean deal will see the first refinery built in Iraq for decades

Gulf midstream

Midstream moves up Gulf agenda Subscription Required

31 October 2013, 13:55 GMT

A world-class midstream sector enables countries to exploit the current boom in oil and gas prices

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