Oil Trail reveals Turkey funding Syrian Kurdish rivals

By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Oil trail reveals Turkey funding Syrian Kurdish rivals

At the Halifax Security Forum, an annual event attended by high-powered government officials, business titans and assorted other movers and shakers from across the globe, national security adviser Robert O’Brien took the stage with PBS’ Nick Shifrin and let the cat out of the bag.

When the veteran correspondent grilled O’Brien Nov. 23 about President Donald Trump’s decision to keep US troops in northeastern Syria “for the oil,” noting that the Pentagon’s Syrian Kurdish allies were selling it to the Syrian regime in defiance of sanctions, O’Brien responded, “Some of it goes to the regime. Some of it is used locally. Some of it goes to Iraqi Kurdistan. Some of it goes to Turkey.

The key, though, is not where the oil goes but where the revenue goes.” The main thing, he concluded, was to ensure that none of it got to the Islamic State.

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Iraq Buys More Pipes from Turkey

By John Lee.

Turkish mills’ pipe exports to Iraq have reportedly risen by 10.3 percent year-on-year for the first three quarters of this year.

According to S&P Global Platts, Iraq bought 139,000 mt of steel pipe during the period.

(Source: S&P Global Platts)

Oil Exports slightly down in September

By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced oil exports for September of 107,276,327 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.576 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.603 million bpd exported in August.

These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 103,010,306 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk amounted to 3,166,848 barrels, and from Qayara 877,196 barrels. Exports to Jordan were 221,977 barrels.

Revenues for the month were $6.345 billion at an average price of $59.149 per barrel.

August export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

Oil Exports Slightly up in August

By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has finalised oil exports for July of 111,706,135 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.603 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.556 million bpd exported in July.

These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 107,520,044 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk amounted to 3,253,665 barrels, and from Qayara 928,947 barrels. Exports through Al-Samoud refinery to Jordan were 3,479 barrels.

Revenues for the month were $6.413 billion at an average price of $57.407 per barrel.

July export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

New Pipeline to Transport Iraqi Oil to Turkey

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News

New pipeline in works to transport Iraqi oil to Turkey

Ankara and Baghdad are working toward building a new oil pipeline with the capacity to transport one million barrels per day from Iraq’s Kirkuk fields to the Turkish border.

“The Iraqi government is now examining tenders for the new oil pipeline between Iraqi and Turkey, after having finished with the engineering and technical studies,” Iraqi Ministry of Oil spokesperson Assem Jihad told Al-Monitor recently.

He added that construction will probably get underway in 2020.

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Oil Exports Slightly up in August

By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for July of 111,706,151 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.603 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.556 million bpd exported in July.

These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 107,520,044 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk amounted to 3,253,665 barrels, and from Qayara 928,963 barrels.

Revenues for the month were $6.342 billion at an average price of $56.770 per barrel.

July export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for July

By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for July of 110,548,767 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.556 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.520 million bpd exported in June.

These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 106,500,015 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk amounted to 3,119,578 barrels, and from Qayara 929,174 barrels.

Revenues for the month were $6.692 billion at an average price of $60.536 per barrel.

June export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for July

By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for July of 110,548,767 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.556 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.520 million bpd exported in June.

These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 106,500,015 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk amounted to 3,119,578 barrels, and from Qayara 929,174 barrels.

Revenues for the month were $6.692 billion at an average price of $60.536 per barrel.

June export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

Oil Exports Slightly up in July

By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced preliminary oil exports for July of 110,548,738 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.556 million barrels per day (bpd), up from the 3.520 million bpd exported in June.

These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 106,500,015 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk amounted to 3,119,578 barrels, and from Qayara 929,145 barrels.

Revenues for the month were $6.761 billion at an average price of $61.156per barrel.

June export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)

Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for June

By John Lee.

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced finalised oil exports for June of 105,603,325 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.520 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.572 million bpd exported in May.

These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 101,705,000 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk amounted to 3,162,559 barrels, and from Qayara 735,766 barrels.

Revenues for the month were $6.373 billion at an average price of $60.347 per barrel.

May export figures can be found here.

(Source: Ministry of Oil)