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Oil prices gain as dollar weakens with dovish Fed

Waar Media - 2019-06-20 17:05
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were up to start Thursday with gains as American dollar weakened against other currencies after the U.S. Federal Reserve adopted a dovish stance signaling a rate cut this year. After its two-day meeting in Washington, the Fed ...

Iraq takes security measures over attack on US oil firm

Waar Media - 2019-06-20 17:05
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq’s Oil Ministry has said that it took measures to tighten security in oil facilities after a rocket attack on the headquarters of U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil in Iraq’s southern province of Basra. Condemning the attack and its perpetrators, t ...

Oil shippers boost security after mysterious attacks in Gulf

Rûdaw - 2019-06-20 10:10
Recent targeting of tankers is alarming ship owners operating in the Persian Gulf ...

Gulf crisis: Close up to stricken oil tanker with the US Navy

BBC - 2019-06-20 02:12
The BBC's Mark Lowen sees the damage caused to one of the oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman. ...

Baghdad investigate the file of corruption in the sale of oil in the Kurdistan region

Kurdiu - 2019-06-19 22:12

Iran Oil Minister: We are unable to sell oil under our own name

Rûdaw - 2019-06-19 21:19
Despite a dramatic decline in oil exports, Iran insists its two month JCPOA ultimatum will not be extended ...

Kuwait’s ruling emir visits Iraq amid rising Gulf tensions

E-Kurd - 2019-06-19 18:32
BAGHDAD,— Kuwait’s ruling emir arrived on a state visit to Iraq on Wednesday and is expected to discuss escalating regional tensions after attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz. Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah was met by Iraq’s president, oil m ...

Newest rocket attacks hit Iraqi military base in Mosul, foreign oil firms in Basra

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-19 16:23

Oil up as trade woes abate with Trump, Xi meeting

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were up to begin Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump said he will hold a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, calming worries that global oil demand would be weak this year. International benchmark Brent crude ...

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 official: Rocket hits oil site, wounds 3 Iraqi workers

Gulan Media - 2019-06-19 14:59

Iraq: Foreign Oil Companies' Compound Targeted, Two Wounded

BAS News - 2019-06-19 10:48
ERBIL — A rocket landed early on Wednesday in the residential and operations headquarters of foreign oil companies near the southern Iraqi city of Basra, military sources confirmed. The target was the Burjesia compound which hosts several international o ...

Rocket targets foreign oil workers in Iraq

Rûdaw - 2019-06-19 09:44
Three rocket attacks hit targets in Basra, Mosul, and Taji Base in the past two days. ...

Just who is bombing oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz...

Dailymaverick - 2019-06-19 00:32

Iraqi federal supreme court holds additional hearing on Kurdistan oil export lawsuit

E-Kurd - 2019-06-18 12:27
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s federal Supreme Court held another session over a previous lawsuit filed by the Iraqi oil ministry against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) natural resources ministry over the latter’s independent oil exports. The court announced ...

Oil prices down with weak demand, forecast revisions

Waar Media - 2019-06-18 11:28
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were down to begin Tuesday as global oil demand is expected to remain weak and global institutions revising down their oil price and economic growth forecasts. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $60.78 per barr ...

US to Deploy 1,000 More Troops to the Middle East: Pentagon

BAS News - 2019-06-18 10:06
ERBIL — Washington will send 1,000 more soldiers to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran in the Gulf, said Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. The announcement came after two oil tankers were attacked last Thursday in the Gulf of ...

Federal lawsuit targeting Kurdistan oil exports delayed again - Iraq Oil Report

Iraqoilreport - 2019-06-18 02:35

Oil prices down as output, stocks remain high in US

Waar Media - 2019-06-17 13:25
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were down to kick off the new week on Monday as crude oil inventories and near record high levels of output in the U.S. continue to keep downward pressure on prices. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $61.91 pe ...

US Doesn't Seek War with Iran: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-06-17 01:41
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Washington is not seeking war against Tehran. His comments came while the US has already accused Iran of carrying out attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. "President Tru ...

Pope Calls for Restraint after Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-16 16:39
ERBIL — Pope Francis has called for de-escalation of the situation in the Middle East after the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman raised tensions between Iran and the US. “I invite everyone to use the instruments of diplomacy to resolve the ...

Saudi Arabia holds top crude oil exporter title in 2018

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK Saudi Arabia retained the title of the world’s top crude oil exporter last year, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency on British energy giant BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2019 report. The kingdom’s crude oil exports rose by ...

Oil tanker attacks ‘leverage’ for sanctioned Iran

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK Recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf could be “leverage” for Iran against sanctions imposed by the U.S. administration on the country’s oil exports, a political expert said. Iran’s oil exports have been drastically affected by the sanctions t ...

UK Will Send 100 Royal Marines To Gulf

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK UK is to send 100 Royal Marines to the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to protect British ships, as the fallout from the attack on two tankers last week escalates. As the pressure increases after Norwegian and Japanese oil tankers were at ...

Iraqi parliament follows up on 2014 oil export lawsuit against Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-16 11:52
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi council of representatives decided to follow up on a lawsuit that was filed by the Iraqi former oil minister Jabbar Alluaib in 2014 against Turkey regarding the oil exports by the Kurdistan Region to the port of Ceyhan. Patriotic Union of ...

KRG risks 2020 budget cuts if it fails to send oil to Baghdad: MP

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 01:01

Royal Navy to Send Marines to Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-16 00:06
ERBIL - Royal Navy is expected to deploy 100 marines to the Persian Gulf for the purpose of protecting the British ships following alleged attacks by Iran on oil tankers in the region. According to a report by The Telegraph, the Government's Cobra Securi ...

Oil Tankers Attacked in n Gulf of Oman

Kurdiu - 2019-06-15 23:13

Iran Summons UK Envoy over London Backing US’ Stance on Oil Tankers Incident

BAS News - 2019-06-15 22:21
ERBIL - Iran summoned the UK ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, to its Foreign Ministry on Saturday, over London's claims that Tehran was behind an attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week. "During the meeting with Iran's foreign ministry offici ...

KRG risks 2020 budget cuts if it fails to send oil to Baghdad: M

Rûdaw - 2019-06-15 17:17

Trump says 'Iran did do it,' as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks

Gulan Media - 2019-06-15 15:51

Oil rig count in US falls by 1 to 788 this week

Waar Media - 2019-06-15 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. decreased by 1 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 788 for the week ending June 14, from 78 ...

UK: Iran ‘almost certainly’ behind tanker attacks

Waar Media - 2019-06-15 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK Iran is very likely responsible for the attacks this week on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the British government said Friday. Using its own assessments, the government concluded that Tehran was “almost certainly” behind the attacks, sa ...

Two years after a disastrous referendum, Iraq’s Kurds are prospering - Iraq Oil Report

Iraqoilreport - 2019-06-14 19:18

Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman stoke security and oil fears

Kurdiu - 2019-06-14 03:09

Iraqi parliament demands Kurdistan government to disclose oil deals

Kurdiu - 2019-06-14 03:09

Targeted tankers were only miles from important Iranian naval base at Jask (with sources)

Seth Frantzman - 2019-06-14 01:45
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN The alleged attack on two oil tankers off the coast of Iran in the Gulf of Oman occurred within miles of the Iranian naval base at […] ...

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US blames Iran for explosions

BBC - 2019-06-14 00:01
The US secretary of state blames Iran for "unprovoked attacks" on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. ...

Iran responsible for 'blatant assault' on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman, Mike Pompeo says

Gulan Media - 2019-06-13 23:55

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 ...

Update: US assesses Iran responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 21:17
IRNA reported Iran has rescued 44 sailors of two foreign oil tankers ...

Cyprus issues arrest warrants for Turkey drill ship crew

Reuters - 2019-06-13 18:23
Cyprus has issued arrest warrants for the crew of a Turkish drill ship anchored close to its coast for allegedly infringing territory over which the island has rights to explore for oil and gas, a foreign ministry official said on Thursday. ...

2 oil tankers in Gulf of Oman on fire: Iran local media

Waar Media - 2019-06-13 18:21
WAAR_DUHOK Two oil tankers attacked earlier on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman were still ablaze, Iranian local media reported. Iranian Press TV and Fars News Agency had reported that two oil tankers had been attacked in the Gulf of Oman. After the explosio ...

Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

France24 - 2019-06-13 18:18

Oil prices rebound from losses after rise in US stocks

Waar Media - 2019-06-13 11:47
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices opened higher Thursday, rebounding from major losses that came on Wednesday amid a surprise increase in the U.S.’ crude inventories. The international benchmark Brent crude oil was trading at $61.03 per barrel at 0622 GMT for ...

Oil prices down amid lower oil demand forecast

Waar Media - 2019-06-12 20:05
WAAR_DUHOK International benchmark Brent crude traded at $61.50 per barrel, while American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) amounted to $52.23 at 07.17 GMT on Wednesday. Prices fell as the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) cut its forec ...

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) ...

Oil prices increase at week beginning June 11

Waar Media - 2019-06-11 18:33
WAAR_DUHOK International benchmark Brent crude traded at $64.01 per barrel, while American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) amounted to $54.21 at 07.19 GMT on Monday. The expectations of extending oil production cut agreement between the Organizat ...

Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

Rûdaw - 2019-06-11 11:25
"We ask the international coalition to intervene to extinguish the fires" ...

Syrian Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 09:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Kurdish official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria called for help from the US-backed coalition Monday as fires ravaged through vital wheat fields in the latest of such blazes nationwide. Syria’s Kurds have le ...

Peak Oil Review: 10 June 2019 - Resilience

Resilience - 2019-06-11 06:32

Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil well | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Dailystar - 2019-06-11 02:33

Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

Gulan Media - 2019-06-11 01:03

Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat fields near oil installations | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-06-10 22:56

SDF maintains anti-oil smuggling campaign against Syrian government

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-10 16:22

Iranian Oil Minister: Iran Has No Intention of Withdrawing From OPEC

Waar Media - 2019-06-08 14:14
WAAR_DUHOK The oil minister’s remark comes after Tehran vowed last month to take retaliatory measures if its interests in the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are harmed. The Iranian official also pointed out that the organisation is ...

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 ...

Saudi energy minister says OPEC close to agreement on extending oil deal

Gulan Media - 2019-06-07 18:04

‘State actor’ likely behind oil tanker sabotages in Middle East: UN reps

Rûdaw - 2019-06-07 15:57
"These facts are strong indicators ...

'State actor' behind UAE tanker attacks

BBC - 2019-06-07 02:30
A "state actor" is blamed by a United Arab Emirates report for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf. ...

The Truth Behind Syria’s Oil Tanker Attacks | OilPrice.com

Oilprice - 2019-06-07 02:00

US oil output at record level

Waar Media - 2019-06-06 20:19
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil inventories increased in the U.S. last week, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday. Commercial crude oil stocks rose 6.8 million barrels, or 1.4 percent, to 483.3 million barrels for t ...

Russia’s Rosneft plans geological survey in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2019

E-Kurd - 2019-06-06 15:36
ST. PETERSBURG,— Russian state oil major Rosneft is going to conduct geological explorations in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2019, the pilot production at the Bijeel field began in the first quarter, the company’s CEO Igor Sechin said at the annual general meeting ...

65 illegal oil refineries still in operation in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-06 15:36
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— There are still 65 out of 124 illegal refineries in Erbil province in Iraqi Kurdistan and they are still in operation and smuggle oil. According to NRT the illicit refineries do not had any legal, environmental and ...

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 ...

Iran selling oil at ‘very good’ volume: Parliament Energy Committee

Rûdaw - 2019-06-05 17:06
"Meticulous oversight and adequate measures are needed ...

Peak Oil Review: 3 June 2019 - Resilience

Resilience - 2019-06-04 01:35

Iraq’s Ambitious Oil Plan Faces One Major Problem | OilPrice.com

Oilprice - 2019-06-04 00:16

Deloitte report on Oil and Gas review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region – Q4 of 2018

KRG-Spain - 2019-06-04 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - Today, Regional Council for Oil and Gas Affairs has published new verified data on the Kurdistan Region’s oil exports, consumption and revenues, covering the period from 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, ...

Marathon Oil completes Kurdistan divestiture | Oilfield Technology

Oilfieldtechnology - 2019-06-03 21:42

Iraq picks Hyundai E&C for $2.4 billion seawater injection project: director

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 15:04
BASRA, Iraq,— Iraq has selected Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co Ltd to build a $2.4 billion seawater injection facility, a project vital to increasing the country’s oil production capacity, the director of the state-run Basra Oil Co said. Ihsan Abd ...

Oil prices see decrease at week beginning June 3

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK International benchmark Brent crude traded at $61.30 per barrel, while American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) amounted to $53.06 at 06.56 GMT on Monday. The U.S.’ crude oil production increased by 97,000 barrels per day (bpd) to the ...

Marathon Oil divests final Kurdistan asset in Iraq » Kallanish Energy News

Kallanishenergy - 2019-06-03 13:09

Marathon Oil exits Iraq upon completion of Kurdistan divestiture

Worldoil - 2019-06-02 17:50

Kurdistan exported just under 40 million barrels of oil in late 2018: Audit firm

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-02 16:34
A worker operates valves at the Nihran Bin Omar field, outside Basra, Jan. 12, 2017. (Photo: AP/Nabil al-Jurani) ...

Iraq says ExxonMobil to resume operations in Basra

Waar Media - 2019-06-02 16:17
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. oil company ExxonMobil will resume operations in Iraq’s southern Basra province on Sunday, the government-owned Basra Oil Company announced Saturday. The move comes less than a month after the energy giant evacuated around 30 employees fr ...

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 ...

Iraq lifts state of emergency at Majnoon oil field

Kurdiu - 2019-06-01 18:43

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. ...

ExxonMobil to Return Foreign Staff to Iraq Soon

BAS News - 2019-05-31 23:26
ERBIL - ExxonMobil has decided to return its foreign staff to Iraq's southern West Qurna 1 oilfield on upcoming Sunday as the government agreed to provide additional security, senior Iraqi oil officials were quoted as saying. Earlier the month, the oil c ...

Marathon Oil Closes Kurdistan Divestiture

Prnewswire - 2019-05-31 15:28

Six explosion rocked Kirkuk, casualties reported

ANF - 2019-05-31 08:29
Dead and wounded in a series of explosions in the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk. ...

Northern Iraq oil city targeted by 6 blasts; at least 4 killed, 23 wounded, officials say

FOX News - 2019-05-31 08:07
Iraqi security officials say a series of explosions in the northern city of Kirkuk has killed at least four people and wounded 23. ...

Oil Smuggling Continues in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-31 00:51
ERBIL - Making holes into the pipelines and smuggling oil in Kirkuk province have been continued and the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias are accused of being involved in the process, an official revealed on Thursday. Talking to BasNews, Mariwan Jala ...

Iraq's North Oil Co. sues to take Khurmala back from KRG - Iraq Oil Report

Iraqoilreport - 2019-05-30 21:44

9 Wonderful Benefits Of Orange Essential Oil

Waar Media - 2019-05-30 17:41
WAAR_DUHOK The post 9 Wonderful Benefits Of Orange Essential Oil appeared first on WAARmedia. ...

US’ Bolton says Iran behind attacks on oil tankers

Waar Media - 2019-05-30 17:41
WAAR_DUHOK US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday accused Iran of being behind attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) early this month. Speaking in Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, Bolton said the attacks took pl ...

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 ...

KRG nets $1bn in oil sales for Q4 of 2018: auditor

Rûdaw - 2019-05-30 13:08

Iran oil exports slump to 400,000 bpd

Rûdaw - 2019-05-30 09:23

Oil dispute reignites Baghdad-Erbil tensions

Al Monitor - 2019-05-30 06:41

Why Iran needs China to act on far more than oil imports

Al Monitor - 2019-05-30 03:07

Oil down with US-China trade worries, Huawei lawsuit

Waar Media - 2019-05-29 14:53
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were down at trading start Wednesday as U.S.-China trade worries continue to threaten global oil demand, which was escalated by Chinese tech giant Huawei taking legal action to end a lawsuit in the U.S. International benchmark ...

Iran “Almost Certainly” Behind UAE Tanker Attack: Bolton

BAS News - 2019-05-29 11:14
ERBIL — US National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Wednesday he was “almost certain” that Iran orchestrated the attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates earlier this month. “I think it is clear these (tanker attacks) were na ...

Turkey stopped importing Iran oil | MEO

Middle East Online - 2019-05-29 02:36

Dozens pour into streets of Iraq's oil-rich Basra against high unemployment rate, corruption

Gulan Media - 2019-05-28 20:42

Hedge funds bang defensive drum on oil: Kemp

Gulan Media - 2019-05-28 20:42

Dozens pour into streets of Iraq's oil-rich Basra against high unemployment rate, corruption

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-28 17:54

Peak Oil Review: 27 May 2019 - Resilience

Resilience - 2019-05-28 16:54

Basra Official Calls for Legal Procedure Against ExonMobil's Evacuation

BAS News - 2019-05-27 22:38
ERBIL - Officials from the Basra Provincial Council have called on the federal government to take legal procedures against ExxonMobil's decision to evacuate its engineers working in the West Qurna oil field in the Iraqi province of Basra. ExxonMobil Corp ...
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