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Iraq increases oil revenue in May despite falling global prices

Iraq increases oil revenue in May despite falling global prices

Rûdaw - 2019-06-05 23:33
The average price was $66.683 per barrel slightly down from $67.419 ...
Iraq increases oil revenue in May despite falling global prices - Rûdaw

Iraqi oil revenue falls significantly in June

Rûdaw - 2019-07-02 22:00
Revenue fell from $7.38 billion in May to $6.4 billion in June ...

Drone Attacks on Saudi Pipelines Launched from Iraq not Yemen: Report

BAS News - 2019-06-29 16:28
ERBIL — US government has concluded that the drone attacks on Saudi oil pipelines in May this year originated from Iraq not Yemen, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Intelligence experts believe the attacks were planned and launched from souther ...

Iraq Increased Oil Exports in May: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-06-25 20:03
ERBIL - Iraq was able to increase its oil exports in May, the Ministry of Oil said in a statement on Tuesday, explaining that it exported over 110 million barrels of crude oil last month. "Iraq’s total exports of crude oil in May reached about 110,737,29 ...

3 injured as rocket hits US oil firm in Iraq’s Basra

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK Three people were injured on Wednesday in a rocket attack on the headquarters of giant U.S. oil company ExxonMobil in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, according to the Iraqi Defense Ministry. In a statement, the ministry said a Katyusha rock ...

Iraqi Kurdistan airports see record number of travelers: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-06-18 12:27
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Since the beginning of 2019, an average of 6,000 passengers per day traveled through Erbil and Sulaimani airports, credit to the improving economic situation of Iraqi Kurdistan region, officials said this week. Accord ...

US Blames Iran for Attacks on Oil Tankers in Oman Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-13 21:37
ERBIL - The United States has blamed Iran for attacks on the oil tankers in the Oman Gulf, which is a significant route for the world's oil trade. The comments were made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday where he also pointed out that the int ...

Iraq faces potential energy crisis as end to Iran sanctions waiver looms

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-12 18:37
An oil refinery in Iraq. (Photo: Archive) ...

Turkey’s top diplomat in oath-taking of KRG president

Waar Media - 2019-06-10 16:11
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s foreign minister attended Monday the oath-taking ceremony of Nechirvan Barzani as the new president elect of Iraq’s Kurdish region in Erbil. On a trip to Iraq to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of Barzani, the president of Kurdi ...

Are Saudi Arabia and Iran in an ‘arms race’ or is the contest more complex: Notes and sources

Seth Frantzman - 2019-06-09 01:46
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN A version of this article appeared in ‘The Jerusalem Post,’ this one has links and charts. In May 2017 US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia inked […] ...

Sulaymaniyah: Japanese-American Professor in Critical Condition after Falling from 7th Floor

BAS News - 2019-06-08 14:36
ERBIL — A Japanese-American professor was severely injured after he fell down from his apartment on the 7th floor in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region. According to a police spokesperson, Peter John was teaching at the American University of Sulaimaniyah, a ...

Oil rig count in US falls by 11 this week

Waar Media - 2019-06-08 14:14
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. decreased by 11 this week, from the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday. The oil rig count in the U.S. reached 789 for the week ending June 7, from 80 ...

May Report on violations against journalists

ANF - 2019-06-05 08:43
The Free Journalists Initiative has released its May Report. According to the report, 6 journalists were detained in May, 2 journalists were arrested. ...

The Kurdish Human Rights Situation Report in May 2019

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2019-06-05 01:01
This report on the situation of human rights in May 2019, in the east of Kurdistan is that the working population, human rights, Kurdistan, according to multiple reports, the human rights organization round is collected. It is noted that this report due t ...

Inflation in May rose by 18.71% compared with May last year

ANF - 2019-06-03 15:19
The Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced the consumer and producer inflation figures for May 2019. ...

Iraq’s oil exports up over 6 percent in May

Waar Media - 2019-06-02 16:17
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq exported nearly 110.74 million barrels of crude oil in May, up from 103.98 million in April, marking an increase of 6.48 percent, the country’s oil ministry announced Saturday. In a statement published on its official website, the ministr ...

Number of US oil rigs rises by 3 to 800

Waar Media - 2019-06-01 17:40
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. increased to 800 in the week ending May 31, up by 3 over the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday. The rise in weekly oil rig count, together with U.S. ...

Oil mixed with fall in Iran’s exports, US-China woes

Waar Media - 2019-05-30 17:41
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were mixed in Thursday’s trading start as Iran’s oil exports showed month-on-month decreases in May, while market concerns persist over global oil demand due to troubled Sino-U.S. trade relations. International benchmark Brent ...