Author: Ahmed Mehdi
Murban’s long journey only beginning
6 May 2021
There will be no immediate promotion into the super league of global crude benchmarks for the Middle East’s latest challenger
Basrah Medium gets off to a promising start
30 March 2021
Iraq’s new crude grade has had a relatively successful first few months. But Basrah Light issuers remain unresolved
Oil set for sweet-sour rebalancing
2 March 2021
The unusual premiums sour grades have enjoyed over sweet may be coming to an end
Iraq faces crude marketing challenges
6 October 2020
The Mid-East Gulf producer may need to take lessons from its peers to achieve best value in a crowded market
Middle East expansion further clouds global refining picture
27 August 2020
Challenges to refiners are myriad. Another boost in Mid-East Gulf capacity brings more complexity
Another hot summer in prospect for Iraq
11 June 2019
Protests could return this summer, against a background of political fragmentation
Changing fortunes for Iraq in 2019
31 January 2019
A new federal government has a powerful engine in terms of rising crude output and export capacity, but also faces huge domestic difficulties
Strategy v market dynamics
2 August 2018
Members must consider a host of complex issues as they wrestle with the problem of managing oil supply
Opec and oil market dynamics
27 April 2018
Opec's goal of defending high oil prices may suit some members in the short run, but its long-term impacts could be damaging
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