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$890m for Reconstruction in Dhi Qar

By John Lee. Iraq has approved a reconstruction programme in Dhi Qar governorate valued 1.3 trillion Iraqi dinars ($890 million). Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said that electricity supply would be given priority, adding that 20 cities in the province will also be expanded. Included in the more than 100 projects is the Al-Islah-Jbayish water project,… Read More

Iraq OKs talks with Chevron on Oil Exploration

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministerial Energy Council approved discussions with US-based Chevron on the development of four exploration blocks in Dhi Qar. The statement from Iraq’s Ministry of Oil gave no further details, but the project had previously been discussed during Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s visit to the United States in August. Chevron currently has… Read More

4,000-year-old City discovered in Iraq

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. 4,000-year-old city discovered in Iraq A group of Russian archaeologists made an impressive discovery in Iraq’s Dhi Qar governorate, where an ancient settlement about 4,000 years old was… Read More

Cabinet allocates Funding for Water Projects

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has approved several allocations from the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry of Water Resources: 3 billion dinars ($2 million) to build new water pumping stations and maintain existing stations throughout the country; 3 billion dinars for rehabilitation and lining works of Shatra and Al Kasr in Dhi Qar… Read More

New Contracts for Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC)

By John Lee. The Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) has announced its intention to conclude contracts with Chinese and American companies operating in Iraq to drill and rehabilitate dozens of oil wells in the country. The company indicated it is about to start drilling 20 wells in the Nasiriyah field in Dhi Qar, which are included… Read More

Dhi Qar Protests: PM Replaces Governor

By John Lee. Iraq’s Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. The Prime Minister addressed the developments in Dhi Qar province, and confirmed that, following consultations with key stakeholders, a new governor has been appointed to run the province and his name will be announced shortly. He… Read More

Protesters Block Entrances to Oil Facilities

By John Lee. Protesters have reportedly blocked the entrances to the Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC), Dhi Qar Refinery, and the Oil Products Distribution Company. According to Anadolu Agency, they were protesting the passing of the 2021 budget by the Iraqi parliament, which did not meet their expectations regarding guaranteed employment. More here. (Source: Anadolu… Read More

Chinese Consortium to Develop Dhi Qar Refinery

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has signed an outline agreement with a Chinese consortium for the development of the Dhi Qar refinery. A Ministry official described the signing of the initial principles agreement as an important step forward, and a prelude to the signing of the final investment contract for the Dhi Qar… Read More

Cabinet commits resources to Dhi Qar province

The Iraqi Cabinet held an extraordinary meeting in the city Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar province on Monday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister said that the people of Dhi Qar had sacrificed much for Iraq, but they have suffered from the consequences of past marginalisation…. Read More