Exports rise on Basra boost

Tankers dock at the Al-Basra Oil Terminal, the principal export point for Iraqi oil. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

The overhaul in Iraq's blending and marketing of southern crude helped raise southern exports and compensate for a dip in northern exports hampered by political disputes.

  • Q&A: Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi

    Adil Abd al-Mahdi OPEC 6-2015

    On the sidelines of OPEC meetings, Abd al-Mahdi discusses Iraq's record exports, oil company payments, the relationship with Kurdistan, and new projects on the horizon.

  • Q&A: Deputy Oil Minister Dhia Jaffar

    Dhia Jaffar, the head of Iraq's state-run South Oil Company (SOC), announces the opening of a new single point mooring (SPM), part of Iraq's expansion of its southern export infrastructure. (ALI ABU IRAQ/Iraq Oil Report)

    The new refining chief says Karbala is on track, Missan is behind schedule, Nassiriya is open for offers, Kirkuk is ready for financing, and Basra can dip into petrodollars to build a new one.