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Export pipeline to Turkey restarts

Iraq’s oil export pipeline to Ceyhan restarted early on Aug. 5 after more than a week offline due to technical problems and sabotage.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Aug. 4, 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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New chief for state drilling firm

Basim Mohammed Khudair, a senior South Oil Company (SOC) official, has been named acting director general of the Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC).

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: July 21, 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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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.

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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.

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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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