Tagged With Iraq
Iraqi election results offer domestic gas promise
25 October 2021
A poor showing for Iranian-backed factions may add impetus to efforts to reduce import dependence
Gas at the heart of Iraq’s transition
21 October 2021
While oil has grabbed the headlines for Iraq, tapping its gas potential could transform the country’s economic fortunes
Saudi Arabia and Iraq could join the LNG export party
12 October 2021
In the longer term, the two Gulf heavyweights may become gas exporters. But Egypt’s return to the table could be in doubt
Iraq turns an IOC corner
27 September 2021
Following months of uncertainty about potential partner exits, Baghdad now has cause for optimism
What does TotalEnergies see in Iraq?
26 September 2021
The major has bucked the trend of Iraqi exits and reorganisations. Why is it going where others fear to tread?
Iraq shrugs off partner uncertainty to lift long-term target
17 August 2021
The country has lifted its long-term production target to 8mn bl/d despite continued murmurings about IOC dissatisfaction
Iraq’s China embrace not without risks
20 July 2021
The Middle Eastern state’s welcome of Chinese investment is understandable, but not unproblematic
Iraq and IOCs: A complex web
13 July 2021
Baghdad needs to improve its relationship with international partners. But beware assuming there are easy answers
Oil price recovery stymies Iraq's reform hopes
12 July 2021
The short-term boost to government coffers from crude’s rally will likely postpone any significant changes
Iraq tries again in the downstream
5 July 2021
Oft-promised upgrades and greenfield facilities are again making putative progress
Unlocking southern Iraq’s oil
29 June 2021
Baghdad’s revisiting on contractual terms may need to be radical to stop IOC flight and offer alternatives to China
Letter from the Middle East: Green shoots of recovery
27 May 2021
There are many reasons to be cheerful across the Mena oil and gas patch
Stars align for Kurdish gas exports
24 May 2021
Erbil's long-held ambitions to sell its plentiful supplies to gas-poor neighbours move closer to fruition
Iraq renews gas drive
8 May 2021
Baghdad turns again to China to develop its second largest gasfield
Iraq’s upstream shows signs of life
19 April 2021
Baghdad is once again looking towards much higher long-term capacity goals
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
Upbeat outlook in Iraqi Kurdistan
23 February 2021
Oil and gas developers in the semi-autonomous region are looking forward to a year of rebound
China’s Iraq influence keeps growing
14 January 2021
Chinese companies have strengthened their already healthy position in the Iraqi oil and gas sector as other IOCs back off
Hormuz threats lose their sting
13 November 2020
As Gulf states progress bypass projects, time runs down on Iran’s sabre-rattling
Flare capture offers easy wins
12 November 2020
Reducing gas flaring can both accelerate progress to net-zero and offer a swift boost to industry credibility
Book review: Water threatens to disrupt Iraqi-Kurdish-Turkish relations
10 November 2020
Diminishing sources of clean water and rising demand could increase tension between Baghdad and Erbil, as well as Baghdad and Ankara, a new book says
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
Iraqi downstream dreams edge closer to reality
2 October 2020
Refining and petrochemicals development may finally be gathering momentum
Kadhimi woos Washington
1 September 2020
The new Iraqi premier is leveraging the US administration’s loathing for Iran to secure energy investments
Turkey’s ambitions have imperial echoes
4 August 2020
Facing the challenge of a domestic economic crisis, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes that successful military interventions in the surrounding region will foster nationalist solidarity
Crude edges higher on Opec+ compliance promises
19 June 2020
Traders see the positives as producers commit to even greater respect for quotas