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Maersk takes stakes in Repsol blocks in KRG

Denmark's Maersk Oil has acquired 40 percent stakes in two oil blocks in Kurdistan operated by Spain's Repsol, and continues to investigate further expansion in the region.

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Ninewa considers KAR, Calik refinery and power plant bids

Kurdish firm KAR Group and Turkey's Calik Enerji have submitted bids for a 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery and 300 megawatt power plant in a tender organized by Ninewa province officials.

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Hyundai Engineering awarded Karbala refinery EPC

A consortium led by South Korea's Hyundai Engineering will be offered a $6.04 billion contract to build a 140,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery in Karbala.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Jan. 7, 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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K & M tipped for new Iraq-Turkey Pipeline construction

Ukrainian firm K & M Ltd.'s $230 million proposal has been selected by the North Oil Company (NOC) as its preferred contractor for building the new leg of the Iraq-Turkey Pipeline (ITP).

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KRG confirms block awards in Ninewa

Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region has confirmed the award of two oil exploration blocks to Komet Group, a subsidiary of Moldova's ASCOM.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Dec. 17, 2013

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: Dec. 10, 2013

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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Majnoon, Rumaila make headway

Royal Dutch Shell's Majnoon oil field has quickly increased to more than 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) over the past three months, following nearly a year-long shut-down, as other key Basra fields also increase production.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Nov. 26, 2013

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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Kurdistan Cabinet minutes: Nov. 24, 2013

Whenever the media office of the Kurdistan Regional Government publishes the minutes of the Kurdistan Regional Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Kurdish.

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Nassiriya project bid postponed to Jan. 23

Iraq has pushed back its joint oil field and refinery bidding round for Nassiriya to Jan. 23 - a month-long delay to give the Oil Ministry time to create improved contract terms in response to investors' demands.

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Cabinet approves Akkas product pipelines

Iraq's Cabinet has approved a $449 million contract for natural gas product pipelines from the Akkas gas field, operated by Kogas, to two power plants and an export tie-in in Anbar province.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Nov. 12, 2013

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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After BP’s outreach, KRG still opposes Kirkuk deal

Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region still opposes the central government's contract with BP to help halt the production decline in the Kirkuk oil field, even after the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk gave the deal his blessing.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Nov. 4, 2013

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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