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Ministerial Energy Council urges Progress on Refineries

By John Lee. At the most recent meeting of Iraq’s Ministerial Energy Council, headed by Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, the Council decided that the South Refineries Company (SRC) should “take the necessary steps” to develop the Shuaiba refinery in Basra Governorate. It also urged the acceleration of work on the 140,000-bpd Karbala oil refinery,… Read More

Baghdad hosts Conference on Recovery of Looted Funds

By John Lee. An international conference on the recovery of looted funds has just concluded in Baghdad. The conference was organised by Iraq’s Commission of Integrity, and was attended by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi; the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Abul Gheit; ministers, judges and other officials. Praising the efforts of anti-corruption bodies, the… Read More

Seismic Survey begins at Sasan-Talafar

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced the start of seismic survey work at the Sasan-Talafar exploration project in Nineveh. The Director General of the Iraq Oil Exploration Company said that the eighth seismic division has started two- and three-dimensional geological survey work at the site, “within the framework of the oil exploration… Read More

Make a Difference for Iraqi Kids Today!

Dear ICF friends, FIVE DAYS TO GO! Our annual “In Their Shoes” 5K race weekend in Washington DC draws dignitaries, diplomats, veterans and business-people, families, and the media. This year we are going GLOBAL! Run or walk from anywhere in the world, this September 18th. Create a team or set a personal challenge, and help us raise… Read More

Sustainable Energy Solutions: New Projects Launched

Supporting Iraq’s Local Economic Development through Sustainable Energy Solutions – New Projects Launched Three innovative projects aimed at promoting sustainable energy solutions were launched today in partnership with the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the governorates of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Duhok. The projects, which were designed by the… Read More

“$4bn” Invested in Construction Materials in Kurdistan

By John Lee. The head of the Kurdistan Board of Investment has reportedly said that it has granted of 112 licences for factories making construction materials, with the intention of helping to ease the housing crisis in the region. According to the report from IQ News, the total investment is valued at $4 billion. (Source:… Read More

Iraqi PM visits Iran, Aims to Expand Trade

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi visited Tehran on Sunday and met with Iran’s President, Ebrahim Raisi. According to media sources, Kadhimi is the first first foreign leader to meet the new Iranian leader. He also met the Speaker of the Iranian Shura Council, Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf, and the First Vice President of… Read More

PM Doubles Allocation of Visas for Arbaeen

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has ordered a doubling of the number of visas granted to visitors from Islamic countries who want attend the Arbaeen pilgrimage in Karbala. Just days ago, Iraq’s Supreme Committee for Health and National Safety has approved the entry of 30,000 thirty thousand visitors from Iran and 10,000… Read More

Iraq Re-Starts Oil Exports to Jordan

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly re-started the supply of crude oil to Jordan by road. Shipments ended in November 2020 following the expiration of the previous agreement. The latest agreement sees a total of 3.7 million barrels being exported from Baiji refinery to the Jordanian refinery at Zarqa, at a rate of 10,000 barrels… Read More

Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) holds First Meeting

By John Lee. The recently-created Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC) has held its first meeting in Baghdad. Among the items discussed were the five-year plan for the oil exploration sector, and what were described as “interim and future production and export plans”, in coordination with the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO). (Source: Ministry of Oil)