IRAQ. The Ministry of Oil of Iraq has signed an Implementation agreement for the construction under BOO terms of the Refinery of Karbala with RKC (Refinery of Karbala Corporation Ltd.)
The new Refinery will have a daily capacity of 200,000 barrels of Crude Oil and will produce high quality, high octane gasoline (regular and premium) as well diesel fuel for the domestic market.
“Karbala Refinery will be located 100km south of Baghdad on a 6 square kilometer plot of land, and will be the most advanced state of the art refinery with almost full conversion rate and with an estimated cost of
Posted: February 27, 2014
UAE. Iraq's cabinet has approved opportunities for investment for up to 6,000MW of new power capacity, MEED's Iraq Energy Projects conference has been told.
Posted: February 24, 2014
UAE. Iraq pushing bid to revitalise hydrocarbons industry with US$145 billion projects planned or underway, according to MEED's Gulf Projects Index.
Posted: February 21, 2014
IRAQ. "This new office gives us a powerful tool to leverage and amplify the enormous skills of our professionals who bring expertise from across the globe to the exciting possibilities we see in Kurdistan."
Posted: February 11, 2014
IRAQ. Under terms of the contract, Siemens will supply and deliver spare parts for the plant's four gas turbines as well as perform significant upgrades.
Posted: February 7, 2014
IRAQ. "Iraqi security forces and officials act as if brutally abusing women will make the country safer," HRW deputy Middle East and North Africa director Joe Stork said.
Posted: February 5, 2014
IRAQ. Four bombs struck near Baghdad's heavily-fortified "Green Zone" and a busy square in the center of the capital on Wednesday, security sources said.
Posted: February 4, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "Al-Qaeda announces it is not linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as it was not informed of its creation... (and) did not accept it," a statement said.
Posted: January 17, 2014
IRAQ. The intensifying violence, which has already killed more than 600 people nationwide this month, has fuelled fears Iraq is slipping back into all-out sectarian war.
Posted: January 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. More than 3 million people have fled Syria and are taking refuge in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, causing great hardship and raising tensions in the region.
Posted: January 14, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The instability and the loss of control of key cities by the Iraqi government underscores the intense security challenge facing the country as it seeks to ramp up oil production.
Posted: January 12, 2014
UAE. The global defence spending is declining, mainly as a result of reduced armed conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan and affordability concerns in many traditionally active military governments.
Posted: January 9, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. The Saudi view is that Maliki is "aggravating the feelings of marginalization that some Iraqi Sunnis have long complained about, and that are at the root of the current violence."
Posted: January 7, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Libyan armed forces warn oil tankers away from seized ports; Violence in Iraq sparked concern about supply; Freezing weather threatens to curtail U.S. oil production.
Posted: January 7, 2014
IRAQ. Al-Qaeda and allied fighters in Iraq vowed to resist government forces trying to retake towns Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says are under the terrorist group's sway.
Posted: January 6, 2014
IRAQ. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki must decide in the coming days whether to offer a real share of power to the disenchanted Sunni minority, or press on with allegedly sectarian policies and often heavy-handed security tactics that have fuelled its alienation.
date:Posted: March 4, 2014
UAE. Healthcare delivery the Middle East dominated by public sector; Growing and aging population coupled with increasing total healthcare expenditures per capita boosting industry growth.