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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 15, 2014

Iraq's Cabinet held its fifteenth regular session in Baghdad (Tuesday, April 15, 2014) under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and issued the following decisions:

Cabinet approves the following:

1 / Finance Ministry to secure the amount of ( 100,000,000,000 ) dinars, a hundred billion dinars only as quickly as possible to Anbar Reconstruction Committee, as...

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 8, 2014

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

Iraq's Cabinet held its regular 14th session in Baghdad today (Tuesday, April 8, 2014), chaired by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to issue the following decisions:

1 - Approves amendments to Cabinet decision (427)...

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: April 1, 2014

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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Qaiyarah field attacked, as Sonangol exits

The Qaiyarah oil field was attacked multiple times over the weekend, amidst escalating violence in Ninewa province.

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Lukoil readies West Qurna 2 for 120k bpd start

Russian firm Lukoil will officially start the West Qurna 2 oil field at 120,000 barrels per day (bpd) and ramp up to 400,000 bpd by year's end, officials said during a tour of the field this week.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: March 25, 2014

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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Power supply rising but summer demand looms

Although Iraq’s power supply remains inadequate, the Electricity Ministry has boosted baseload generation capacity to record levels and is better prepared than ever before to meet the demand spike that comes with the summer heat.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: March 18, 2014

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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Militants chase repair crews from bombed pipeline

Exports through the Iraq-Turkey Pipeline (ITP) have stopped since at least March 8 because militants have attacked the line and mounted a defensive position, making it impossible for Iraqi Army-protected Oil Ministry technicians to perform repairs.

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Qaiwan confirms Taq-Taq and Bina Bawi-fed refinery, pipeline and power plans

Qaiwan Group, a Kurdish conglomerate active in Sulaimaniya province of the Kurdistan Region, has confirmed it will increase refining capacity at the Bazian refinery in Kurdistan from 34,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 84,000 bpd.

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Iraq approves two IPP power plant deals

Iraq’s Cabinet has approved the grant of investment licenses for two new power plants that together are expected to add 4,500 megawatts to Iraq’s power supply.

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OMV dumps stakes in KRG oil blocks

Austria’s OMV, the operator of the Bina Bawi gas field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, has relinquished its minority stakes in two other fields that are operated by Chevron.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Feb. 18, 2014

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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Iraq Cabinet decisions: Feb. 11, 2014

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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Crucial Iraq energy security seeks U.S. focus

As the intensifying campaign by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) heads into its second year, Iraq is planning a nationwide enhancement of key infrastructure security before the violence can reach the vital oil sector.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Feb. 4, 2014

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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