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Kurdistan’s major parties prepare delegation...
July 19, 2018

Iraqi Kurdistan’s two major parties have agreed to send a joint delegation to Baghdad soon to resume talks with the central government over disputed issues.

Shawan Taha, a member of the autonomous region’s ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) told Iraqi Almaalomah website that the KDP and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan"...



 

July 19, 2018

Al-Iraqia Shipping Services & Oil Trading (AISSOT) will shortly commence bunkering operations at Iraqi ports, mainly at Basra, Khor Al-Zubair and Umm Qasr.

AISSOT is a joint-venture between Iraqi Oil Tankers Company (IOTC) & Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company (AMPTC) to handle trading of petroleum products, ship chartering, oil"...

 
 
July 19, 2018

Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said on Tuesday Iran has cut power export to Iraq so as to meet its rising domestic demand.

'The soaring power consumption in the hot season has made us cut power supplies to the neighboring state,' Ardakanian was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.

Iran cut off electricity supplies to Iraq, as constant blackouts and water shortages"...

 
 
July 19, 2018

Iraq exported oil at the fastest pace since late 2016 during the first half of July, indicating OPEC’s second-largest producer is pumping more after the group eased production limits.

Crude shipments during the first two weeks of the month were 4.05 million bpd, the highest since November 2016, according to tanker tracking and port agent data compiled by Bloomberg.

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July 19, 2018

Iraq has extended the deadline for foreign companies and investors to bid for the construction of a 70,000-barrels-per-day oil refinery in Diwaniya, south of Baghdad, the oil ministry said on Wednesday.

Documents for the bidding process will now be available until Sept. 2 and the bidding will close on Oct. 30 instead of July 31, the ministry said in a statement.

Bidding documents"...

 
 
July 19, 2018
Police and medical sources say at least 11 people have now died in protests in southern Iraq against the poor state of public services. The unrest began in Basra last week and has spread to several other large cities. One of the main reasons for the anger is the frequent power blackouts that are severely worsening living conditions. Some in Iraq are hoping that Iran can supply them with electricity via Iran's national grid, prompting Saudi Arabia to offer aid. The government in Baghdad is racing to find a way to meet some of the protesters' demands for economic and energy reforms and bring an end to the protests before they turn into a large, nationwide movement. Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Baghdad. aljazeera ...