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West Qurna 1 budget slashed by $500 million

Iraq has cut the annual budget of its second-most-prolific oil project by nearly 50 percent, as part of a broader effort to reduce oil field development costs in response to a financial crisis.

The joint management committee (JMC) of the West Qurna 1 oil field in Basra has decided to cut its 2015 budget from $1.6...

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North Oil Company leader assassinated

A senior official at the state-run North Oil Company, who was last year put forward to be the next director general, was assassinated as he left work on Sunday.

Two senior North Oil Company (NOC) officials confirmed the events.

Unknown gunmen shot Saad Hassan Mohammed Ali, the director of the NOC Operations Division, as he left his...

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Kurdistan plans international bond pitch

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is moving forward with a plan to raise money for stalled infrastructure projects by issuing bonds.

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New Dhi Qar Oil Company close to reality

The Oil Ministry will soon formally request to capitalize and transfer assets to a new state oil company to manage the growing crude output of Dhi Qar province.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: June 2, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers releases decisions of the Cabinet, Iraq Oil Report publishes a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 26, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers releases decisions of the Cabinet, Iraq Oil Report publishes a translation from the original Arabic.

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Rocket attack hits Ajil field

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has destroyed a crucial flow tank at the Ajil oil field near Tikrit, rendering the entire field offline for at least a year.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 19, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 12, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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New brigade to protect Basra oil companies

A new Oil Police brigade has formed to guard foreign oil companies in Basra, partly in response to a rash of tribal and gang-related violence in recent months.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: May 5, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 28, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 21, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 14, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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KRG to receive imminent $439 million budget payment

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is expected to receive its third monthly budget payment of the year from Iraq’s federal government on Thursday, said a senior Ministry of Finance official in Baghdad.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 7, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

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