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Cabinet approves oil export expansion funding

A subsea pipeline project could lift export capacity by 500,000 bpd in just over a year, but the funds can't be released until Iraq passes a new budget.

Workers attempt repairs on the SPM-1 export buoy on Sept. 8, 2019. (Source: Basra Oil Company media office)

Iraq restarts Qayarah oil field

China’s UNIPEC has bought the first 1 million barrels of heavy crude to be exported from Basra's Khor al-Zubair port.

Halfaya gas capture project makes progress

New infrastructure will process 300 million scf/d of associated gas by mid-2024, decreasing the wasteful practice of flaring and increasing feedstock for power generation.

Delays threaten Iraq’s solar ambitions

Norway's Scatec has pulled out of what was once touted as a trailblazing solar project, highlighting the Sudani administration's challenges in reviving momentum on renewable power.