Iran, Iraq, Syria sign $10B gas pipeline deal

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Iran, Iraq, and Syria have signed a deal for the construction of the Middle East’s largest gas pipeline, which would carry gas from Iran’s South Pars gas field to Europe via Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon and beneath the Mediterranean Sea. Iraq has said that it needs 10 to 15 million cubic meters of Iranian gas per day.

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Honeywell UOP technology selected for new 300K bpd oil refinery in Iraq

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The Iraq State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP), under the Ministry of Oil for Iraq, has selected Honeywell’s UOP to provide key technologies to process 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) of domestic crude oil into gasoline and diesel fuel at a new refinery in Nassiriya, Iraq. Honeywell’s UOP previously received awards in 2010 from South Refineries Company and North Refineries Company for new refineries in Maissan and Kirkuk, Iraq, each rated at 150,000 bpd.

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Why Buy Electric Cars? Iraq Vet Says: For National Security

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But not all of them have served three tours of military duty, including service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most Nissan Leaf owners are passionate about their electric cars, especially the earliest ones who've already taken delivery. Tim Goodrich was posted to Afghanistan as an avionics technician, supporting the AWACS planes that feed aerial

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Why North Dakota Is Like Iran, Iraq, Nigeria & Russia: Wasted Natural Gas

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If North Dakota were a country, it would rank fifth behind Russia, Nigeria, Iran, and Iraq on the list of worst natural-gas wasters, according to the World Bank. What does North Dakota have in common with Iran? An editorial in The Forum of Fargo-Moorehead blasted the North Dakota natural-gas industry for wasting valuable resources through flaring

Someone Tell The @LATimes That This Is A #ClimateEmergency Story. Editors’ Judgement Apparently impaired by Iraq Truffle Intoxication #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Average 2020 crude carbon intensity for California rose 7% to 13.41 gCO2e/MJ

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Saudi Arabian oil accounted for 11% (52,372,452 barrels) and Iraq provided 10% (45,901,399). Each year, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) posts the Annual Crude Average carbon intensity for crude oil delivered to California refineries.

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EIA: Top 5 US crude oil suppliers account for 72% of total crude imports; highest proportion since 1997

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Crude oil imports from the top five foreign suppliers to the United States—which in 2012 were Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Venezuela, and Iraq, in that order—accounted for almost 72% of total US net crude oil imports, the highest proportion since 1997, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). During 2012, Iraq replaced Nigeria as the fifth-largest supplier of US crude oil imports.

2013 221

California 2019 crude average carbon intensity up

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One of the largest changes between 2018 and 2019 was a major increase in the import of Iraq crude: from 30,808,908 barrels in 2018 to 56,764,587 barrels in 2019. Pursuant to section 95489(c)(3)(B) of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Regulation, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Officer has posted the final 2017 Crude Average Carbon Intensity calculation: 12.52 CI (gCO 2 e/MJ).

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Study finds economic losses due to health burdens caused by in-car PM2.5 exposure inversely proportional to per capita GDP

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Some of the world’s cities suffer disproportionate economic losses because of the health consequences of in-car air pollution, according to a new study by an international team led by researchers at the University of Surrey (UK).

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The 5 Countries That Could Push Oil Prices Up

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The ‘Fragile Five’ petrostates—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria and Venezuela—continue to see supply disruption potential, with northern Iraq crude exports at risk due to an escalation of tensions between the (Kurdistan Regional Government), Baghdad and Turkey, while the United States has decertified the 2015 Iran nuclear deal,” U.S. The most near-term supply risk comes from Iraq. by Nick Cunningham for Oilprice.com.

2017 163

IEA says oil supplies may not keep up with demand

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Instead, much of the world’s hopes are pinned disproportionately on Iraq. A year ago, after the IEA released its 2013 WEO, I wrote about how the IEA was placing a surprising amount of faith in the ability of Iraq to scale up its oil production. For several years, the IEA predicted that Iraq would be able to triple its output from 3 million bpd to around 8.3 Since then, Iraq has been plunged back into a state of war. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com.

2014 218

IEA: global electricity demand growing faster than renewables, driving strong increase in generation from coal

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Since the IEA’s last Electricity Market Report in December 2020, extreme cold, heat and drought have caused serious strains and disruptions to electricity systems across the globe in countries ranging from the United States and Mexico to China and Iraq.

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Eni report: global oil reserves and oil production up in 2018 due to US

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The collapse of Venezuela and Mexico and Iran’s retreat prevailed over increases in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, reducing the weight of medium sour crude oil for the first time below 40%, with impacts on price differentials and refining. The surplus in the Middle East is slightly up, due to the year-end increases of big producers (Saudi Arabia, Iraq and U.A.E.).

2019 161

Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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President Putin’s recent moves in the Middle East—to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria through deployment of combat aircraft, equipment, and manpower and build-out of air-, naval-, and ground-force bases, and the agreement in the last week with Iran, Iraq, and Syria on intelligence and security cooperation—could contribute to Russian efforts to combat the myriad negative pressures on Russia’s vital energy industry. by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com.

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Platts Survey: OPEC pumps 31.28M barrels of crude per day in June; highest since Aug 2012

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million barrels per day (b/d) in June, up 170,000 b/d from May and the fourth consecutive monthly increase since February, as Saudi Arabia and Iraq pushed out more oil, a Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts showed Monday. Iraq pushed volumes from its Gulf terminals up by nearly 330,000 b/d to more than 3 million b/d following the commissioning at the beginning of the month of a new storage and pumping system at the onshore Fao terminal.

2015 184

Opinion: How Much Longer Can OPEC Hold Out?

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Iraq’s Issues. After Saudi Arabia, Iraq is the biggest crude oil producer in OPEC. Apart from this, issues such as the ongoing ISIS insurgency, western sanctions, heavy economic dependency on oil (more than 90%) and poor infrastructure have added to Iraq’s woes. by Gaurav Agnihotri for Oilprice.com.

2015 185

Opinion: Who Will Be Left Standing At The End Of The Oil War?

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In June, Iran will launch a new grade of heavy crude that will compete with Basra crude, and which the Iranians will surely seek to undercut in price in order to win Asian market share from Iraq and the Saudis. For Nigeria, Libya and Iraq, the breakeven point is the point at which they can fund the fight against Boko Haram, a civil war and the Islamic State, respectively. And that’s with per barrel production costs of around $31/$32 in Nigeria, $23/$24 in Libya, and $10/$11 in Iraq.

2016 210

GECF: more than a quarter of 2050 natural gas supply untapped

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The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is an international governmental organization of 20 Member Countries—Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Angola, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, Oman, Peru, and the United Arab Emirates—which jointly control 71% of the proven gas reserves, 45% of its marketed production, 53% of pipeline, and 60% of LNG exports across the globe.

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They Don't Just Steal at the Pump

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The corruption in the oil business isn't only in Iraq. PBS' Now profiles government auditor Bobby Maxwell's attempt to get oil companies drilling on government land to pay royalties due. See the video here.

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Drivers from the world’s poorest cities who keep their windows down are exposed to 80% more air pollution

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In a study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment , researchers led by Surrey’s Global Center for Clean Air Research (GCARE) investigated air pollution exposure levels for commuters in 10 different global cities: Dhaka (Bangladesh); Chennai (India); Guangzhou (China); Medellín (Colombia); São Paulo (Brazil); Cairo (Egypt); Sulaymaniyah (Iraq); Addis Ababa (Ethiopia); Blantyre (Malawi); and Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania).

2020 161

EIA: China is now the world’s largest net importer of petroleum and other liquid fuels

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Because production levels from Iran, Libya, and Sudan and South Sudan dropped since 2011, China replaced the lost shares of crude oil and other liquids imports from these countries with imports from Oman, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Angola, Venezuela, and Russia.

2014 221

Opinion: Saudi Oil Strategy: Brilliant Or Suicide?

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They are fighting a multi-front war with Iran directly (in Yemen) and indirectly (in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq). Fourth, in terms of political risk, Saudi Arabia with its Gulf allies, Iran, and Iraq, and the Middle East in general, is at the epicenter of global tension, turmoil, and tumult. by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com.

2015 246

Oil Prices Running Out Of Reasons To Rally

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Market analysts paused a bit on news that Iraq’s oil exports from its southern ports on the Persian Gulf hit a record high in December, but the data has no bearing on whether or not Iraq will comply with the agreed upon cuts. Achieving this record average will not affect Iraq’s decision to cut output from the beginning of 2017,” Oil Minister Jabbar Al-Luaibi told Bloomberg in an emailed statement. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com.

2017 150

Opinion: Why oil prices must go up

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In fact, half of the additional supply needed from the Middle East will have to come from a single country: Iraq. Birol reiterated those comments on February 17 at a conference in Japan, only his warnings have grown more ominous as the security situation in Iraq has deteriorated markedly since last June. If Iraq fails to deliver, the world could see oil prices surge at some point in the coming decade. by Nick Cunningham for Oilprice.com.

Ethanol Producers Group Calls for Congress to Repeal International Indirect Land Use Provision in RFS2

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Accompanying the statement was a picture of oil wells burning in Iraq in 1991. The RFA followed that up later in the week with a second statement asserting that CARB and EPA failed to evaluate indirect petroleum GHG emissions related to reconstruction of Iraq and protection of the US oil supply. This was accompanied by a picture of convoys entering Iraq from Kuwait. If only those vehicles were running on Iraq’s abundant solar energy.

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IEA: non-OPEC oil supply tops 43 mb/d for first time in decades; global demand to reach 92.4 mb/d in 2014

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Renewed disruptions in Libya and smaller drops in Nigeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela more than offset higher output in Iran, Iraq and Angola. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) Oil Market Report (OMR) for December raised the estimate of global oil demand for 2013 by 130,000 barrels per day (130 kb/d) to 91.2 million barrels per day (mb/d), on stronger-than-expected third-quarter demand growth among OECD countries of 320 kb/d.

2013 192

IEA: record oil output from US, Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets well supplied

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Sharply falling production in Venezuela will offset gains in Iraq, resulting in OPEC crude oil capacity growth of just 750,000 barrels a day by 2023. Oil production growth from the United States, Brazil, Canada and Norway can keep the world well supplied, more than meeting global oil demand growth through 2020, but more investment will be needed to boost output after that, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest annual report on oil markets.

2018 195

IEA raises forecast global oil consumption in 2013 to 90.8 mb/d

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mb/d on lower output from Saudi Arabia and Iraq. In its latest Oil Market Report , the International Energy Agency (IEA) raises its forecast for global consumption of oil to 90.8 mb/d in 2013, 240 kb/d more than in last month’s report and 930 kb/d (1.0%) up on 2012. A raised 4Q12 demand estimate and heightened expectations for China are the main contributors to the hike. Global crude oil supplies fell by 170 kb/d in December, to 91.2

2013 196

IEA March Oil Market Report revises 2015 demand forecast upward

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mb/d, as losses in Libya and Iraq offset higher supply from Saudi Arabia, Iran and Angola. Having bottomed?out out in the second quarter of 2014, global oil demand growth has since steadily risen, with year?on?year year gains estimated at around 0.9 million barrels per day (mb/d) for the final quarter of last year and 1.0 mb/d for the current quarter, according to the IEA Oil Market Report for March. IEA raised its forecast of demand growth for all of 2015 by 75 kb/d to 1.0

2015 192

Opinion: Stop Blaming OPEC For Low Prices

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After all, OPEC has only slightly increased output from 2014, and much of it came from Iraq, which has been trying to increase production at all costs, regardless of OPEC decisions. Iraq is not subject to the quota restrictions, and so it is pulling out all the stops to increase output. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. We are a little more than a month away from OPEC’s next meeting, which will be held in Vienna on December 4, 2015.

2015 192

Average Carbon Intensity of crude to California refineries in 2012 down very slightly from 2010 baseline

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The greatest volume of crude in 2012 came from Alaska (75,026,823 barrels, with a carbon intensity of 12.81), followed by 57,829,491 barrels of Basra Light from Iraq (CI 12.08) and 49,600,000 barrels from Saudi Arabia (Arab Light, with a CI of 6.75). Staff of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has posted its calculation of the average 2012 annual carbon intensity of crudes supplied to California refineries. The average value is 11.36

2014 192

Geely exports more than 100,000 vehicles in 2012; 164% year-on-year growth

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Geely’s current major overseas markets include Ukraine, Russia, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group set a new export sales record in December with 11,000 cars being exported during the month, which also helped the company increase its export sales over the course of 2012 by 164%.

2013 196

Harvard Kennedy School researcher forecasts sharp increase in world oil production capacity and risk of price collapse

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The four countries that show the highest potential in terms of effective production capacity growth are—in order—Iraq, the United States, Canada, and Brazil. A major increase in Iraq’s oil output as it regains stability, which will add new production in the Persian Gulf region—potentially destabilizes OPEC’s ability to manage output and prices, he notes. World oil production capacity to 2020 (crude oil and NGLs, excluding biofuels). Source: Maugeri 2012.

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Operating consortium boosts production from giant Iraqi oil field 10%; targeting 1.2M barrels per day within 6 years

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Eni, with a 32.81% share, is the lead contractor of the consortium formed for the redevelopment of the giant Zubair field (Eni puts the recoverable reserves at more than 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent), near Basra in southern Iraq. Eni announced the first production milestone under the Zubair Technical Service Contract (TSC) with Iraq’s state-owned South Oil Company (SOC).

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IHS CERA meta-analysis finds lifecycle GHG emissions for fuel produced solely from oil sands crude average 11% higher than from average crude refined in the US; high variability

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Although crudes derived from the Canadian oil sands are more carbon-intensive than the average oil refined in the United States, they are within the range of some other crude oils produced, imported, or refined in the United States, including crudes from Venezuela, Nigeria, Iraq, and California heavy oil production, according to the report. Average values for WTW GHG emissions for oil sands and other crudes, tight boundary. Source: IHS CERA. Click to enlarge.

What's Oil Got to Do With It?

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A 2nd Times piece, " Billions in Oil Missing in Iraq, U.S. Of course, a resurgent oil industry, we were told, would finance the reconstruction of the energy sector and Iraq as a whole.

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The Mountain and Mohammed: Halliburton Moves HQ to United Arab Emirates

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billion of the $10 billion in contractor waste and overcharging in Iraq.". The NY Times website reports that Dick Cheney's old stomping grounds, oil services giant Halliburton, is moving their world headquarters out of friendly Texas into even friendlier Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates.

US EIA reminder: Strait of Hormuz world’s most important oil chokepoint; almost 20% of oil traded worldwide

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Additional oil could also be pumped north via the Iraq-Turkey pipeline to the port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean Sea, but volumes have been limited by the closure of the Strategic pipeline linking north and south Iraq.

2011 246

The Oil War Is Only Just Getting Started

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Although this view that low-cost producers would try to seize more market share comes from an oil major with significant interests in Russia and Iraq , for example, BP may not be wrong in predicting that the abundance of oil resources would prompt the lowest-cost producers to pump the most out of low-cost barrels before the world starts to unwind from too much reliance on oil. The Oil War Is Only Just Getting Started. by Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com.

2017 195

IEA: global map of oil refining and trade to be redrawn over next 5 years

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Among OPEC producers, Iraq stands out as its production capacity is expected to enter a new growth phase, which may continue even beyond the forecast period. Profound shifts in the regional distribution of oil demand and supply growth will redefine the refining industry and transform global oil trade over the next five years, according to the annual Medium-Term Oil Market Report (MTOMR) released by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

2012 216

Opinion: Saudis Could Face An Open Revolt At Next OPEC Meeting

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Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies, except Qatar, have increased output, while the output of other OPEC members, other than Iraq and Angola, has either flat-lined or decreased, compared to 2014: Given Saudi determination to defend its export markets, it is interesting that the percentage gain in their crude exports exceeded the percentage gain in crude output in 1H 2015, by 2.7 by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com.

2015 192

Day Of Reckoning For US Shale Will Have To Wait

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Iraq has steadily increased output this year despite low oil prices and security issues related to ISIS. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com. October has been billed as a pivotal month in which indebted shale companies would see their credit lines cut, precipitating a faster consolidation in the industry that would sow the seeds of a rebound. But banks appear to be taking a more lenient approach than expected.

2015 205

Opinion: The Saudi Oil Price War Is Backfiring

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India, which was earlier importing most of its crude oil from Saudi Arabia, is now changing its strategy and buying more crude oil from Nigeria, Iraq, Mexico and Venezuela. by Gaurav Agnihotri of Oilprice.com. Saudi Arabia has long enjoyed the status of being the top crude oil exporter in the world. With record production of 10.564 million barrels per day in June 2015, Saudi Arabia has been one of the major driving forces behind the current oil price slump.

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