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Editor: BS, HA 7. 25. 2013 02:03
Range Press / Basra
Hundreds of residents of Basra, in the small hours of Wednesday evening, the center of Basra to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and all the instigators degradation of services and loose security situation, but drew out that the demonstration does not have a political character being the participation of all components of the province, while accusing some politicians “collusion with the terrorists. ”
He said one of the organizers of the demonstration, Wael al-Asadi said in an interview to (range Press), said that “hundreds of people of Basra gathered Wednesday evening, at the intersection of associations in central Basra to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Anyone who was a cause degradation of services and the security situation,” noting that “the demonstration Do not assume a political character because the Sunni and Shiite and Christian and Alsaúba participated demonstrations. ”
He said al-Asadi that “Basra is the first spark in the demonstrations of the provinces of Iraq, and this event will extend to the southern provinces to demand dismissal of could not perform his duties services to citizens and provide security,” noting that “the demonstrators will announce via social networking sites to demand the removal of the corrupt and who promised to provide electricity falsely and يوفوا not keep their promises. ”
For his part, said one demonstrator, Kazem Zubari in an interview to (range Press), said that “the government provision of services and processing of Basra hours of electricity of not less than 18 hours due to high temperatures,” accused “some politicians Bhetwatihm with terrorism and to help out the killers and criminals prisons and the loose security situation. ”
In turn, Ali Abadi said in an interview to the (Presse term), that “the demands advocated by the demonstrators in the area of ​​services is part of the rights they are the legitimate owners. ”
Abadi added that “people are the source of authority, the owner of legitimacy if he saw the officials inability to perform his duties of his right to claim the dismissal of any official in the state for its inability in any way to claim legitimacy. ”
The notables of the tribes in the province of Basra threatened, in the 14 of July 2013, “to go out in demonstrations in large” in protest against the deterioration of the reality of electricity in the province, and called for “stability programming consistent and clear to run,” While detecting the governor of Basra that he “has corrupted files related to projects electricity, “سيحيلها to the Integrity Commission, accused the Oil and Energy Committee and the Ministry of Electricity parliamentary” media بتهويل contrary to reality. ”
Basra province has seen during the past two days, night demonstrations after breakfast time in different parts of the province to protest against the deterioration of voltage mode and exit some areas of programming in the system and cutting operating and total extinction, during which demonstrators demanded accountability for negligence for the deterioration of electricity mode.
The governor of Basra announced, in (July 7, 2013), the formation of an operation room electricity to overcome the crisis electrical under the holy month of Ramadan, referring to provide citizens with a rate of more than 12 hours a day, and with the director of energy transfer electricity that the rate of processing of Basra is the current “top rate”, I went back to the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary statements and the Ministry of Electricity on the production rate of “non-technical”.
The Ministry of Electricity, on the tenth of February 2013, the introduction of the first unit of the power station and thermal Wasit to the service, stressing that the new unit then added 330 MW to the electric power system.
The ministry renewed in (the third of June 2013), its commitment to improving the country’s energy supply during the next term, especially during the month of Ramadan, while showed that production will rise soon to 11 thousand megawatts, confirmed that it will spend on the electricity crisis by the end of this year 2013.
The Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussain al-Shahristani, the new (third from June 2013), his emphasis on the end of the energy crisis electric current year-end 2013, as pointed out that the Ministry of Electricity will enter the new service stations during the next term.
And Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, in (the first of January 2013), it will ensure the provision of electricity this year, 2013 “on the clock”, stressing that Iraq still needs to “expand Taakedath” with international companies in order to provide electrical power, and in the While he praised the work of Korean companies in Iraq, he stressed that the global economic studies put Iraq “among the top ten countries in terms of growth. ”
The Electricity Minister Abdul Kareem Aftan Jumaili, announced in (the eighth of May 2013), that Iraq would accept the end of 2014 the import of electricity, and explained that the station project Mansuriyya invasive “projects ministerial great,” adding that the station will work with a production capacity “( 730) megawatts at a cost of 540 million dollars, “while the governor of Diyala province showed Omar Humairi” optimism “near the site of the station from field Mansuriyya gas, calling the oil ministry to” cooperate to the great success of the project. ”
Iraq has suffered a shortage of electricity since the beginning of 1990, and increased hours of rationing electricity after the year 2003, in Baghdad and the provinces, because made a lot of stations, as well as sabotage attacks on facilities over the past years, with increased hours of power cuts for citizens to about twenty hours per day.
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Thursday, July 25, 2013 17:23
Maysan / Baghdadi news / … General Manager announced Maysan Oil Company Ali Qubool-Bahadli, Thursday, directly from the Chinese oil company (cpp) extended the new tube to export oil from fields in Maysan, which is estimated capacity of one million barrels per day.
He said Bahadli told the reporter / Baghdadi News / he “took place on Wednesday the opening ceremony of the project with the Chinese company, which saw the D and welding of the first piece in the tube that export line new (Bazargan – FAO) will design capacity of up to one million barrels per day and a length / 272 / km and a diameter of 42 / / “Lang” and extends from the fields of the province down to the depot tanks in the Faw southern province of Basra, adding that “the cost of the project up to / 500 / million dollars and hopefully be completed within one year. ”
He added that “the establishment of the new line was to keep pace with the significant increase in oil production in the fields of the province which is witnessing development processes by companies Petrojayna and CNOOC. ”
Bahadli explained that “the new line does not eliminate the current line upon which to export oil produced from fields in the province at the moment but the design capacity to accommodate increases production that will occur in future periods. ”
The Maysan Oil Company fields produce an average of 235 thousand barrels per day, is expected to reach production to about one million barrels per day after the completion of development processes of the main fields of the beginning of the year 2017 “. / B ended 12
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Oil: exports the first half of this year exceeded 444 million barrels per day















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Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Oil Ministry announced on Thursday that the total oil exports for the first half of the current year amounted to more than 444 million barrels and revenues exceeded $ 79 billion, as pointed out that 31 international companies bought Iraqi crude oil.

said Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) affiliated to the ministry in a statement posted on its website and seen "Alsumaria News", he said "total oil exports for the first half of this year amounted to 444.5 million barrels," indicating that "the rate of export Monthly reached 74.8 million barrels at a rate of 2.493 million barrels every day. "

the company added that "the revenues from sales of crude oil amounted to 79 billion and $ 800 million at a rate of seven billion and $ 519 million a month," he said, adding that "the average selling price Monthly crude oil reached 101 dollars and 584 cents."

and the company confirmed that "the rate of oil exports from the ports of Basra reached 65.516 million barrels per month and by 2.183 million barrels per day,

while the rates of oil exports via the Northern Line Three 1.118 million barrels per month at a rate of 530 thousand barrels per day, "pointing out that" the average number of companies that bought Iraqi crude oil amounted to 31 global company.

" Iraq signed in 2010, contracts with several international companies to develop some oil fields in the two rounds of licensing the first and second, to reach a production of at least six million barrels per day within the year 2017, and focused those contracts in the majority of the fields of the South.

http://www.alsumaria.tv/news/79916/ا…604;ح/ar

By Robin Simcox, Research Fellow for Strategic Analysis, part of the Henry Jackson Society.

On Sunday 14 July, over fifty people were killed in a series of terrorist attacks in Iraq. The most deadly attacks took place in Basra, where three roadside bombs killed twenty eight.

A series of attacks – particularly via car bombs – have rocked Basra in recent months. However, the levels of violence are unlikely to deter future investment not only in Basra, but Iraq more broadly.

Oil sales account for over 90% of Iraq’s budget. It exports most of its oil from the south, and Basra – as a major hub for the Iraqi oil industry – is vital to the economy. The Southern Oil Company, the state-owned enterprise responsible for the southern oil fields, is based in Basra; 80 % of the country’s crude oil is exported from there; and 70% of Iraq’s oil is produced in the south.

As a result, and despite security concerns, investment has arrived. Foreign investment in Iraq reached $60 billion in 2012, and construction projects in Basra have seen malls, social clubs and hotels open. Standard Chartered is planning to open a branch there next year. As of last month, Qatar Airways now flies directly into Basra.

Basra is also a key port town, with the cargo unloading statistics at Basra contributing to revenues from Iraqi ports reaching $30 million a month in December 2012. This is the highest amount achieved in the country’s history, and the growing demand for shipping means that the Ministry of Transport plans to open a new port in Basra in the coming months.

All this helps explain why Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s prime minister, once described Basra as ‘the lung’ of the country. It is a potential economic powerhouse within Iraq, and clearly of significant strategic importance. Unless there is an enormous spike in violence, the potential gains on offer will ensure that terrorism does not lead to foreign disengagement.

By Robin Simcox, Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society.

On Sunday 14 July, over fifty people were killed in a series of terrorist attacks in Iraq. The most deadly attacks took place in Basra, where three roadside bombs killed twenty eight.
A series of attacks – particularly via car bombs – have rocked Basra in recent months. However, the levels of violence are unlikely to deter future investment not only in Basra, but Iraq more broadly.
Oil sales account for over 90% of Iraq’s budget. It exports most of its oil from the south, and Basra – as a major hub for the Iraqi oil industry – is vital to the economy. The Southern Oil Company, the state-owned enterprise responsible for the southern oil fields, is based in Basra; 80 % of the country’s crude oil is exported from there; and 70% of Iraq’s oil is produced in the south.
As a result, and despite security concerns, investment has arrived. Foreign investment in Iraq reached $60 billion in 2012, and construction projects in Basra have seen malls, social clubs and hotels open. Standard Chartered is planning to open a branch there next year. As of last month, Qatar Airways now flies directly into Basra.
Basra is also a key port town, with the cargo unloading statistics at Basra contributing to revenues from Iraqi ports reaching $30 million a month in December 2012. This is the highest amount achieved in the country’s history, and the growing demand for shipping means that the Ministry of Transport plans to open a new port in Basra in the coming months.
All this helps explain why Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s prime minister, once described Basra as ‘the lung’ of the country. It is a potential economic powerhouse within Iraq, and clearly of significant strategic importance. Unless there is an enormous spike in violence, the potential gains on offer will ensure that terrorism does not lead to foreign disengagement.

Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com.

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Baghdad (newsletter). The Iraqi Central Bank announced the auction of foreign currency on Thursday and Saturday.
The Bank said in a statement it had received (News Agency): the World Bank has decided to maintain its Forex daily, Thursday, July 25, as a normal working day.
He added: the time Bank will also auction for Saturday, July 27.

By John Lee.

Greek company TERNA has reportedly been awarded a $26.8m turnkey contract to construct a 100-bed hospital in Basra.

According to Construction Weekly, the design and build project consists of a general hospital covering a built area of 18,000 m2, including 2,000 m2 for a staff residence and 22 rooms for special care. It will come complete with all electromechanical facilities, medical equipment, furnishings, external surfacing and landscaping.

It will include intensive care units, operation theatres, diagnostic services, acute medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics, disaster medicine and medical education system. The project is to be completed in January 2015.

The project, TERNA’ s first in Iraq, is being carried out through the Governorate of Basra on behalf of the Ministry of Health.

(Sources: Construction Weekly)

By John Lee.

Iraqi Railways is to receive two Chinese-build trains within the next two months.

The trains are part of a ten-train, $115-million contract with China to develop railways sector.

The handover of the remaining trains depends on the completion of the Baghdad-Basra-Umm Qasr railway line, which has been delayed due to lack of funds.

(Sources: Aswat Al Iraq)

By John Lee.
Iraqi Railways is to receive two Chinese-build trains within the next two months.
The trains are part of a ten-train,*$115-million contract with China to develop railways sector.
The handover of the remaining trains depends on the completion of the Baghdad-Basra-Umm Qasr railway line, which has been delayed due to lack of funds.
(Sources: Aswat Al Iraq)

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By John Lee.
Greek company TERNA has reportedly been awarded a*$26.8m turnkey contract to construct a 100-bed hospital in Basra.
According to Construction Weekly, the design and build project consists of a general hospital covering a built area of 18,000 m2, including 2,000 m2 for a staff residence and 22 rooms for special care. It will come complete with all electromechanical facilities, medical equipment, furnishings, external surfacing and landscaping.
It will include intensive care units, operation theatres, diagnostic services, acute medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics, disaster medicine and medical education system. The project is to be completed in January 2015.
The project, TERNA’ s first in Iraq, is being carried out through the Governorate of Basra on behalf of the Ministry of Health.
(Sources: Construction Weekly)

Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com.

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