Iraq finalizes $8 billion Fao refinery deal

China's CNCEC has signed a contract for the 300,000 bpd refinery. The total price could rise to $20 billion with the construction of a petrochemical plant and power plant.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani (center) oversees the signing of a contract for the Fao refinery complex in Baghdad on May 15, 2024. (Photo credit: Prime Minister's Office)

KAR Group wins Ninewa gas block

Iraq's Oil Ministry has now awarded 13 new projects across three days of bidding in the five-plus and sixth licensing rounds.

New leadership for SOMO

Khudair Abbas replaces Ammar al-Anbagi as the head of Iraq's state oil marketing company.

April oil exports dip slightly

Iraq's crude sales have been constrained by OPEC-plus quotas but revenues remain high due to global oil price strength.