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Motorcycle bomb kills four in Iraq, official blames Islamic State

Dec 07 2021

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) -A bomb killed four people in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Tuesday, the first such attack in years in a part of the country that has enjoyed relative stability, and a senior official said Islamic State militants were suspected of carrying it out. | Video

Halliburton says not buying Exxon stake in Iraqi oilfield

Dec 01 2021

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) -Halliburton has not proposed buying Exxon Mobil's stake in Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield, a spokesperson for the U.S. oil services company said on Wednesday, denying comments from a senior official from Iraq's Basra Oil Co. (BOC).

Exclusive: Iraq formally asks to buy $350 million Exxon oilfield share

May 10 2021

BASRA, Iraq Iraq has formally asked to buy U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil's share in one of Iraq's biggest oilfields, West Qurna 1, the head of the state-run oil operating company said on Monday.

Iraq to sign $2.625 billion Grand Faw port contract with S.Korea's Daewoo

Dec 23 2020

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) -Iraq's government has agreed to sign a $2.625 billion contract with South Korea's Daewoo Engineering & Construction (047040.KS) to build the first phase of a giant commodities port in the south of the country, a port manager said on Wednesday.

Gas pipeline blast in southern Iraq kills 3, injures 51, police say

Oct 31 2020

BASRA, Iraq At least three people were killed and more than 50 injured in a gas pipeline explosion in southern Iraq, police sources said on Saturday.

Shell evacuates foreign staff from Iraq's Basra Gas project: executives

May 21 2020

BASRA, Iraq Royal Dutch Shell evacuated some 60 foreign staff from Iraq's Basra Gas Company as a security measure following a protest over delayed pay, company officials said on Thursday, adding production was unaffected.

Iraq agrees with oil majors to cut output, but short of OPEC+ target

May 13 2020

BASRA, Iraq/ BAGHDAD Iraq is cutting its oil output by around 700,000 barrels per day (bpd), a third less than required under an OPEC+ supply pact, after it failed to persuade international oil majors operating its giant fields to agree to deeper reductions.

Iraq faces problems cutting 1 million bpd of crude output: sources

Apr 30 2020

BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraq will struggle to cut crude output a record 1 million barrels per day (bpd) or 23 % from May under OPEC's deal with Russia and other producers, and Baghdad has yet to agree with oil majors about where the cuts will come from, industry sources said.

Rockets land near oil district in southern Iraq; no casualties

Apr 06 2020

BASRA, Iraq Rockets landed near a district in Iraq that houses workers for foreign oil companies on Monday, including U.S. oil service company Halliburton, but caused no damage or casualties, oil and police sources said.

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