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Baghdad - Dr. Hamid Abdullah:

Saturday January 22, 2022 - 02:00

The Iraqi Ministry of Oil revealed a systematic attack to prevent the completion of the Iraqi oil pipeline, which it is hoped will be It extends from the city of Basra to the Jordanian port of Aqaba.

The Oil Projects Company, which is responsible for supervising the completion of the project, said that the idea of the project dates back to 1983 during The Iraqi war with Iran, and that the project will have significant repercussions on the Iraqi economy through exporting million barrels of Iraqi oil per day, as well as the establishment of oil refineries in the western region, stressing that the project Crude oil is secured for local refineries in the central and western regions, in addition to enhancing the export capabilities of the port North and Aqaba port and from there to the markets of Europe, Africa and America, noting that the estimated cost of the project is not Exceeding $9 billion.

The clarification of the Ministry of Oil came in response to media and political campaigns aimed at impeding the construction of the pipeline.. A source said In the new Iraqi parliament, the goal behind the campaign is to prevent Iraqi investment with neighboring Arab countries And keep it exclusively with Iran.

The source confirmed that some political forces affiliated with Iran see this project as a departure from Iranian guardianship On the Iraqi economy, as well as the presence of joint Iraqi-Jordanian control that prevents corruption mafias from achieving benefits illegal of it. And

The project of laying a pipeline that transports Iraqi oil from Basra to the Jordanian port of Aqaba through Anbar Governorate It was approved in its final form during the tripartite summit that included Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and Jordan's King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Companies linked to Iran are seeking to win the implementation of this project, but the Al-Kazemi government had decided to refer it to Major international companies specialized in this field.

 

 

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Today, Sunday, the Vice President of the Truck Owners Syndicate in Jordan, Nael Al-Thiabat, confirmed that the oil shipments have reached the Jordanian-Iraqi borders while they are on the way to the Jordanian territory, but after completing the official correspondences and their logistical procedures.

Al-Thiabat told the official Jordanian agency, "The loading of these oil shipments began in early April from the Iraqi Baiji refinery as part of an agreement between the two countries to supply Jordan with about 300,000 barrels of oil per month, at a rate of 10,000 barrels per day."
 
 

He added, "The oil shipments, which will arrive in the coming hours, will supply the Kingdom with about 60 thousand barrels, after the oil disruption since the beginning of last February due to many logistical problems that stood in the way of completing the supply operations."

Iraq is witnessing a major fuel crisis that has caused many demonstrations, the latest of which was the demonstration of cement factory owners and workers near the Dora oil refinery, south of the capital, Baghdad, in protest against the rise in black oil prices.
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Iraq Resumes Oil Supplies To Jordan

 
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300 tankers loaded with oil from the Baiji refinery have arrived at the Iraqi-Jordanian border, in preparation for their entry in the coming hours to Jordan.
In a statement reported by the official Jordan News Agency (Petra) and seen by "The Information", the Vice-President of the Truck Owners Syndicate, Nael Al Thiabat, said that "the oil shipments have reached the Jordanian-Iraqi borders and are on the way to transit to the Jordanian territory, but after completing the official correspondences and their logistical procedures."
Al-Thiabat added, "The loading of these oil shipments began in early April from the Iraqi Baiji refinery as part of an agreement between the two countries to supply Jordan with about 300,000 barrels of oil per month, at a rate of 10,000 barrels per day."
He stressed that "the oil shipments, which will arrive in the coming hours, will supply the Kingdom with about 60 thousand barrels, after the oil disruption since the beginning of last February due to many logistical problems that stood in the way of completing the supply operations." finished/25

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Oil issues a statement after news of the transfer of the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline project to a foreign company
 

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On Sunday, the Ministry of Oil denied referring the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline project to a foreign company.  

 

  

The ministry stated in a statement, of which "Nass" received a copy, on April 10, 2022, that "some media outlets circulated a news item that: "The Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline project was referred to a foreign company."  

The statement added, "At a time when the Ministry of Oil denies this news, we call on the media to be accurate in circulating news, and to derive it from official platforms and sources, and to put Iraq's interest above all considerations." 

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Oil reveals the fact that the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline project was referred to a foreign company

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Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Ministry of Oil issued a clarification on Sunday regarding circulating news about referring the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline project to a foreign company.

In a statement received by Shafak News Agency, the media office of the Minister of Oil denied these news altogether.

The Office of the Minister of Oil called on all media outlets to be "accurate in circulating news, drawing it from official platforms and sources, and putting Iraq's interest above all else."

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 Today, Sunday, Iraq resumed oil exports to Jordan after a two-month hiatus due to logistical problems.

 

In an interview with the official Jordan News Agency (Petra) followed by "Al-Iqtisad News", the Vice-President of the Truck Owners Syndicate, Nael Al-Thiabat, said that "300 tankers loaded with oil arrived from the Iraqi Baiji refinery to the Iraqi-Jordanian border, in preparation for its entry in the coming hours to the Kingdom."

 

He explained that "the oil shipments have reached the Jordanian-Iraqi borders while they are on the way to the Jordanian territory, but after completing the official correspondences and their logistical procedures."

 

Al-Dhiabat added, "The loading of these oil shipments began in early April from the Iraqi Baiji refinery as part of an agreement between the two countries to supply Jordan with about 300,000 barrels of oil per month, at a rate of 10,000 barrels per day."

 

The Vice-President of the Truck Owners Syndicate confirmed that "the oil shipments, which will arrive in the coming hours, will supply the Kingdom with about 60 thousand barrels, after the oil disruption since the beginning of last February due to many logistical problems that stood in the way of completing the supply operations."

 
 
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Oil clarifies about the assignment of the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline project to a foreign company
  
{Local: Al Furat News} Today, Sunday, the Oil Ministry issued a clarification regarding the assignment of the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline project to a foreign company.
 

And the ministry said, in a statement that {Euphrates News} received a copy of it, that: "Some media outlets circulated news that the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline project was referred to a foreign company."
The ministry denied "this news", calling on the media to "be careful in circulating news, drawing it from official platforms and sources, and putting Iraq's interest above all considerations."

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Nouri Al-Maliki calls for “dispelling the suspicion that Iraqi oil has reached the Zionist entity.”
 

Baghdad - people  

The head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, called on Thursday to "dispel the suspicion that Iraqi oil has reached the Zionist entity", against the background of the decision to extend the (Basra - Aqaba) oil pipeline.  

 

Al-Maliki said in a tweet on "Twitter" followed by "Nass" (April 14, 2022), that "the government's decision, which is a management government lacking constitutional validity in the contract to extend the (Basra - Aqaba) oil pipeline, represents a violation of the constitution."  

  

He added, "It is an explicit legal violation that requires the Federal Court to stop it and stop all decisions and laws issued by this government."  

  

And he continued, "We are with the multiplicity of outlets for exporting energy materials to countries of the world, but provided that it does not include a waste of public money or the Iraqi citizen will bear its damages."  

  

He continued, "Therefore we call on the government to be patient and not to proceed with the implementation of the project and to leave the matter to the next government. We also recommend the necessity of a balance in the export of oil and that most of it is not limited to the south first, and secondly, we demand to dispel the suspicion that Iraqi oil will reach Aqaba and from there to the Zionist entity."  

  

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An economist recounts the history of the idea of the Basra-Oqba pipeline... an 'important' diversification of export outlets
 

Baghdad - people  

On Friday, economist Nabil Al-Marsoumi spoke about the history of the Basra-Aqaba pipeline project, stressing that it is of paramount importance for Iraq towards diversifying crude oil export outlets and entering new markets.  

 

  

Al-Marsawy said in an explanation, followed by “Nass” (April 15, 2022): “The Basra - Aqaba pipeline”The Al-Kazemi government did not invent it, but rather dates back to 1983 when the two countries agreed to lay a pipeline extending from Basra to the port of Aqaba on the Red Sea, passing through Jordanian territory. The project was referred to (the Iraqi Mass Holding Company) to implement the project inside Jordanian territory and in the manner of investment, but the contract was not signed.  

  

He added, "In 2019, Iraq, at the time of the government of Adel Abdul-Mahdi, announced that it is studying a complete reconsideration of the economic feasibility study of the project, so that the line will be delivered to Egypt instead of ending in Aqaba."  

  

He pointed out that "the estimated cost of the project ranges between 7 to 9 billion dollars, not 18 billion," noting that "Iraq will not pay a single dollar from its general budget because the project will be implemented in a (bot) manner, according to which the investing company builds the project, bears all costs and manages the project. For a certain period of time ranging from 20 to 25 years, according to which it will charge a certain agreed amount for each barrel of oil exported through the pipeline, then the pipeline will become the property of both countries.  

  

Al-Marsoumi promised, "The project is of paramount importance to Iraq in the direction of diversifying crude oil export outlets and entering new markets, because only exporting to the south via the sea may impede Iraqi oil supplies in the future due to security tensions, especially in the Strait of Hormuz."  

  

He continued, "All major oil countries in OPEC have invested in new ways and outlets to export their oil away from the Strait of Hormuz, led by Saudi Arabia and Iran."  

  

He said: "The contract for the construction of the project has not yet been signed, and then all that is said about the cost of transporting Iraqi oil through this pipeline is just unrealistic speculation and speculation."  

  

He added, "Some believe that the Iraqi-Jordanian oil pipeline planned to transport and export one million barrels per day from Iraq to Jordan and through it to other countries through the port of Aqaba will be through the Strait of Tiran, which is controlled by Israel, and then Iraq will be subject to its conditions of normalization with it and may extend The matter is that Israel obtains Iraqi oil at preferential prices... The reality indicates otherwise, as the Strait of Tiran, on which three countries are located, namely Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel, is an international corridor used by all countries without restrictions or conditions, and it is the new reality included in the Camp David agreement between Egypt and Israel in 1979.  

  

He pointed out that "the exports of Kirkuk currently do not exceed 100,000 barrels per day and they are exported through the Turkish port of Ceyhan, while the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline has an export capacity of one million barrels per day. Therefore, diverting the connection route from Basra to Kirkuk indicates a gross ignorance of the basics of the oil industry in Iraq." And the principles of economic feasibility studies for projects.  

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Earth News / Economic expert Hamza Al-Jawahiri revealed, today, Monday, the quantities of oil exported by Iraq to Jordan, noting that this was present during the time of the previous regime.

Al-Jawahiri told Earth News, "The oil exported to Jordan is in very small quantities, 10 thousand barrels, or 15 thousand barrels. This is a drop in the sea for Iraq," noting that "this was present during the time of the previous regime and has continued until now, because Jordan is a sister country." Its economy is weak and it needs help and we also need it, so I think that this has no effect. Perhaps there are political influences that are in our best interest.”

With regard to black oil, Al-Jawahiri explained that “its price is sold in the world according to the price of oil and is lower than the international price of oil because it is heavy oil, so it is sold at very good prices. The price difference if he wants to sell it at home or abroad is large, so that last year the imports were 3 billion dollars annually, and this year I expect it to rise to 4 or perhaps more if these prices continue only in appearance and not all the price of black oil that is sold, so they reduced a little because a lot of black oil here there are factories that use asphalt, and there are brick and cement factories.”

He added, "Most of these are fake, and even if they exist, he takes quantities and sells the rest on the black market. I think that Iraq is first with these millions, such as the three and four as differences for the state, and the owners of these interests can be supported through continuous monitoring, for example."

Al-Jawahiri added, "The owner of this cement plant is definitely working, and the amount of asphalt he produces daily can also be monitored, and in light of these quantities, they can give the required amount of black oil. Provided that the monitoring is continuous and permanent and not by one person so that he is not bribed, the issue can be controlled.”

And he added, “Any factory or small plant for the manufacture of oxidized asphalt or bricks; From the size of this facility, whether it is a brick ball or a small factory, we can know the production capacity that gives the amount of subsidized asphalt or gives subsidies by selling at the same prices, but giving it subsidies on the other hand in any form so that it does not affect them.”

He continued, “We also want the national industry to continue, and this is therefore a responsibility for the Ministry of Oil, and it must handle it well. We have huge numbers of employees, all of whom are unemployed without jobs, so we can hire people to monitor these facilities and regulate the quantity that they receive, and if they are actually producing a national product so that they do not We have to import."

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The full story of the Basra-Aqaba oil pipeline.. Who revived the project?

2022.04.15 - 21:01
The full story of the Basra-Aqaba oil pipeline.. Who revived the project?
 

Baghdad - people  

The decision to extend the Basra-Aqaba oil pipeline angered former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, which prompted him to write an angry tweet against the current government, asking it to “stop and not proceed with the implementation of the project,” while activists on the communication sites recalled the news and statements made by him and his aides in 2012 During his visit to Jordan and his agreement with the Jordanian monarch to establish the project while he was prime minister.   

 

  

During his first term in office in 2012, al-Maliki visited Jordan and agreed on its establishment, as well as giving it priority to supplying crude oil.  

  

Iraqi activists and bloggers recalled the stages of the oil pipeline project (Basra - Aqaba), which are as follows:  

  

in 1983  

Iraq and Jordan agreed to lay a pipeline from Basra in southern Iraq to the port of Aqaba on the Red Sea, passing through Jordanian territory. The two sides demanded guarantees from the United States so that Israel would not target the pipeline.  

  

In 2012  

The project returned to the fore, as Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki visited Jordan, and agreed with the Jordanian side to establish a pipeline to transport crude oil from Basra to Aqaba, with Jordan giving priority to supplying crude oil.  

  

in 2014  

Iraqi Transport Minister Hadi al-Amiri visited Jordan and informed its government of Iraq's official approval to proceed with the project.  

  

in 2015  

Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi visited Jordan and signed with his Jordanian and Egyptian counterparts a memorandum of understanding on the construction of the Basra-Aqaba line.  

  

in 2017  

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that Iraq and Jordan will sign the contract, and that Iraq invites energy companies and investors to submit bids to build and finance the first phase.  

  

in 2019  

Iraq announced that it is considering reconsidering the economic feasibility study of the project in full, so that the line would be extended to Egypt instead of ending it in Aqaba, at a cost of $18 billion.  

  

In 2021  

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi confirms that Iraq is proceeding with the project, and that discussions are continuing.  

  

  

Earlier, the head of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, demanded to "dispel the suspicion that Iraqi oil has reached the Zionist entity", against the background of the decision to extend the (Basra - Aqaba) oil pipeline.  

  

Al-Maliki said in a tweet on "Twitter" followed by "Nass" (April 14, 2022), that "the government's decision, which is a management government lacking constitutional validity in the contract to extend the (Basra - Aqaba) oil pipeline, represents a violation of the constitution."    

  

He added, "It is an explicit legal violation that requires the Federal Court to stop it and stop all decisions and laws issued by this government."    

  

And he continued, "We are with the multiplicity of outlets for exporting energy materials to countries of the world, but provided that it does not include a waste of public money or the Iraqi citizen will bear its damages."    

  

He continued, "Therefore we call on the government to be patient and not to proceed with the implementation of the project and to leave the matter to the next government. We also recommend the necessity of a balance in the export of oil and that most of it is not limited to the south first, and secondly, we demand to dispel the suspicion that Iraqi oil will reach Aqaba and from there to the Zionist entity."    

  

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A specialized expert details the latest data on the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline project
 

  

Baghdad - people  

The economic expert, Nabil Al-Marsoumi, discussed the current data regarding the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline project.  

  

  

Al-Marsawy said in his blog post, followed by "Nass" (April 16, 2022): "There is a heated debate about the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline that revolves around two directions: the direction opposing the implementation of the pipeline for many reasons, and the trend in favor of implementing the pipeline for political, geopolitical or economic considerations related to the need for an outlet. A new export other than the ports of the Arabian Gulf.  

  

He explained, "In the narrow commercial and economic accounts, exporting by sea is the least expensive, and it could be an existing option through which the export capacity will be expanded to more than 6 million barrels per day. However, in the strategic framework, the Iraqi-Jordanian pipeline represents an important option in diversifying export outlets and in obtaining To gain new market shares in the global oil market and to overcome the potential impact of security tensions in the Strait of Hormuz, through which 97% of Iraq’s oil exports pass.  

  

He added, "In light of the technical and economic feasibility study submitted by the Ministry of Oil to the Ministry of Planning and in light of the reservations made by the latter, the following observations can be made:  

  

First: The stage of studies and promotion of the project, which began in 2011 after contracting with the consulting company, SNC, Lavalin, which was assigned the technical and economic study of the project, which began its work in a workshop in Beirut in December 2011.  

  

Second: In 2019, a route for the pipeline was adopted parallel to the strategic line route from Rumaila to Haditha, where the pumping station (k3) is located, from which the export pipelines can branch in three possible directions: Haditha - Aqaba, Haditha - Baniyas, Haditha - the measurement station in Fishkhabour On the Iraqi-Turkish border.  

This means that this line provides the possibility of exporting oil to three countries at the same time: Jordan, Syria and Turkey.   

  

Third: The length of the pipe is 1657 km, consisting of two sections:  

Basra - Haditha, with a length of 685 km and a capacity of 2.250 million barrels per day  

Haditha section - obstacle with a length of 972 km  

  

Fourth: The project includes 10 pumping stations and 3 storage depots in Rumaila, Haditha and Aqaba with a capacity of 19 million barrels, a loading port in Aqaba with a capacity of one million barrels per day, a control system and a metering station.  

  

Fifth: Egypt will be supplied with about 65,000 barrels per day from the port of Aqaba without the need to extend a pipeline from Aqaba to the Egyptian coast.   

  

Sixth: Iraq will supply the Zarqa refinery with less than 150 thousand barrels per day, according to a price linked to international prices to be agreed upon by the two parties.  

  

Seventh: According to the contracting contract, the total investment cost is $9.022 billion, in addition to the financing cost of $1.895 billion. Thus, the total cost will be $10.917 billion. It is paid to the contractor at a rate of $1.819 billion annually, starting from the first year of operation and for a period of 6 years after the construction of the project, which It takes 3-4 years from signing the contract, but the Ministry of Planning sees the difficulty of providing this amount annually within the annual investment allocations of the Ministry of Oil in the general budget. Therefore, the Ministry proposes to search for other mechanisms to implement the project outside the investment budget of the Ministry of Oil, although all other options are high The cost, including the BUT system, in addition to the fact that Iraq is currently witnessing a great financial abundance due to the large rise in oil prices, and therefore it seems that this objection is unrealistic and lacks three financial or economic justifications to support it.   

  

Eighth: The project does not include the construction of a refinery or refinery and petrochemical complex in Aqaba, financed by Iraq. It does not include extending a pipeline from Aqaba to Egypt.   

  

Ninth: The transit fee that Jordan will receive from the passage of Iraqi oil is 25 cents per barrel at an export rate of between 200,000 and 1 million barrels per day.  

  

Tenth: The total cost (investment, operational and transit fees) for transporting oil on the Iraqi-Jordanian line in the case of exporting 750,000 barrels per day is equivalent to 2.4 dollars per barrel, while the cost when exporting by sea is 1.35 dollars per barrel and rises to two dollars when exporting oil from Basra to Ceyhan.  

  

Eleven: It is true that Iraq's exports from the port of Aqaba to the European and American markets pass through the Suez Canal, which incurs additional costs for Iraq due to the transit fee paid to the canal, but Iraq's current exports of crude oil from Basra and Erbil to the European and American markets amount to about half a million barrels Daily also pass through the Suez Canal.   

  

Twelve: Among the observations made by the Ministry of Planning is that the project implementation method is EPCF, according to which the contractor will provide financing for the project, which means the high cost of the project, which requires providing accurate kidney details for all parts and stages of the project.  

  

Thirteen: The study did not take into account the security aspects in the areas through which the pipeline passes in Iraq and Jordan. Nor did it include a marketing study for Iraqi oil exported from this pipeline to European, American and African markets.   

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Law: The Basra-Aqaba pipeline project needs guarantees that Iraqi oil will not leak to the Zionist entity
  
{Political: Al Furat News} The State of Law coalition expressed its reservations about the Basra - Aqaba oil pipeline project.

And he stressed in a statement that {Euphrates News} received a copy of it: "His respect for the agreements that the Iraqi governments legally conclude with neighboring countries, especially the brotherly Arab countries, in a way that guarantees cooperation and integration at all levels in a manner that preserves the interests of all parties on the basis of transparency and mutual benefits."

He stressed "the importance of meeting the needs of the sisterly neighbor Jordan, in a just manner, but we express our reservations about the absence of transparency, sufficient information and appropriate guarantees that preserve Iraq's rights in the Basra-Aqaba pipeline project, especially since the current government lacks legal powers in this regard, being a daily business administration." .

The rule of law pointed out that "with the multiplicity of oil export outlets, which it is hoped under the licensing contracts to reach large quantities, the ports may not have the absorptive capacity for export despite the construction of its four additional platforms on the Gulf."

And he expressed "his support, within the multiplicity of export outlets, for the project of transporting oil through the port of Tartous in Syria, after security is established there and working to repair the pipeline transporting through Syrian territory."

He said, "Our people need tangible guarantees that the Iraqi oil exported through the Aqaba pipeline will not leak to the Zionist entity directly or through intermediaries."

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Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Oil Minister, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar, revealed on Sunday that changes have been made to the (Basra - Aqaba) oil pipeline project, stressing at the same time that the project is under study and the extent to which it meets Iraqi interests.

Abdul-Jabbar said in a statement to reporters, including Shafak News Agency correspondent, after being hosted in the House of Representatives, that "no contract was signed or a project to extend a pipeline from Basra to the Jordanian port of Aqaba was referred."

He added that "the project is a major strategic project according to specific contexts by submitting it several times to the Council of Ministers to complete the procedures and structure of financing, implementation and financial disciplines, and it was included by the Ministry of Planning and re-completion of the economic schedule prepared for the year 2020."

He pointed out that "there are currently changes in the project and therefore there is a new economic schedule, and a new consultant has been assigned to the (Wood) International Oil Services Company with this task, and the Ministry of Oil looks at it with high accuracy if it meets the requirements of the ministry, it will be proceeded, and if there are obstacles Standing in front of the project, we will be clear before the Council of Ministers and Parliament."

 

 

The Ministry of Oil had confirmed, last night, Saturday, that it had not referred the Basra-Aqaba pipeline project to implementation so far, explaining that the project had been modified through its full funding by the Iraqi government.

 

The issue of exporting crude oil from Basra Governorate, in the far south of Iraq, to the port of Aqaba in Jordan, sparked widespread controversy in the country's political circles, especially Shiites. Leaders in the coordination framework demanded to stop the project, claiming that its purpose was to deliver oil to Israel.

 

The Ministry of Oil is seeking to build a pipeline to export crude oil as a new port through Jordan, starting from Basra to Haditha and then from Haditha to the port of Aqaba, but the project still faces some challenges and obstacles, including the provision of large sums needed to finance this project.

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Shafaq News/ The First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hakim Al-Zamili, confirmed on Sunday that hosting ministers and government officials is not targeting the federal government, but rather one of the duties of Parliament.

 

Al-Zamili said during a press conference attended by Shafak News Agency, after the session hosting the Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar, that "the House of Representatives has no enmity with the government, nor is it a party against it when it hosts a minister, deputy minister or head of a body, but we are a watchdog over the government and we want to It appears in a way that serves the citizen.

 

He added, "Hosting is a good thing, and we rejoice when we hear from a minister that he asks to host him in Parliament, and hosting is not an interrogation."

 

And Al-Zamili said, "Today we listened to the answers of the Minister of Oil through the axes, and the minister raised the problem of oil smuggling and we are against smuggling the Iraqi product, and if we have a good and positive work, we stand with him. You smuggle oil."

 

Today, Sunday, the Iraqi Parliament hosted Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar to inquire about the (Basra-Aqaba) oil pipeline project. The minister confirmed that the project is under study and the extent to which it meets Iraqi interests.

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Shafaq News/ Representative of the State of Law coalition, Alia Nassif, expressed on Sunday her fears that Iraqi oil would reach Israel through Jordan.

Nassif told Shafaq News Agency; "Members of Parliament had questions about the priorities of the project to extend the oil pipeline from Basra to the port of Aqaba, and it became clear to us that the project was held since the government of Adel Abdul-Mahdi."

Nassif indicated that, "according to the minister, the project was not contracted or referred to any company, and this was confirmed as preliminary notes."

She pointed out that "memoranda with countries may be considered binding on Iraq."

And she continued, "We had a question about the contract formula and its referral to a company. There are also fears of oil reaching Israel, crossing the Houran Valley, and the presence of terrorist organizations in terms of security."

And she added, "The head of the hosting session, Hakim al-Zamili, asked the Minister of Oil to provide Parliament with all the papers that pertain to referring the project to extend the oil pipeline, if agreed upon."

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Iraq sets the "acceptable" price for oil and makes a change in a controversial project
  
{Economic: Al Furat News} The Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar, has set the "acceptable" price for selling crude oil in global markets.

Abdul-Jabbar said in a press statement, "The price of $100 per barrel of oil is an acceptable price," noting that "Iraq has been under pressure to increase its oil production outside the scope of OPEC's production policy," apparently from the repercussions of the Russian war on Ukraine.

He added, although consumers always pressure their governments to reduce prices, while the rise in oil prices was not more severe as he imagined, it is due to the high rates of inflation globally and the increase in the prices of materials and raw materials.

Abdul-Jabbar stressed that "[OPEC] is committed to providing the necessary oil supplies to make up for any crude oil deficit."

Regarding the Kurdistan region, the Minister of Oil said, "We informed their delegation that the Iraqi Oil Ministry is seeking to correct some errors in the contracts concluded by the region, so that the administration will be integrated."
And regarding the Basra-Aqaba pipeline project, the Minister of Oil revealed that: “there are currently changes in the project, and therefore there is a new economic schedule,” stressing that “no contract has been signed or a project to extend a pipeline from Basra to the Jordanian port of Aqaba has been signed.”

He added, "The project is a major strategic project according to specific contexts by submitting it several times to the Council of Ministers to complete the procedures and structure of financing, implementation and financial disciplines, and it was included by the Ministry of Planning and re-completion of the economic schedule prepared for the year 2020."

Abdul-Jabbar pointed out, "Assigning a new consultant to the international company {Wood} for oil services, and the Ministry of Oil looks at him with high accuracy. If he meets the requirements of the ministry, he will proceed with it, and if there are obstacles standing in the way of the project, we will be clear before the Council of Ministers and Parliament."

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 2022-04-17 01:55
 

Shafaq News/ Representatives of the Shiite coordination framework for Basra governorate expressed their rejection of the project to extend an oil tanker pipeline from the governorate in the far south of Iraq to the port of Aqaba by the current caretaker government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi, who also agreed to file a lawsuit Against it for not disbursing Basra's petrodollar allocations.

And the deputies said in a statement today, that they held an "emergency meeting to discuss the most important matters and issues that affect the visual reality in all respects, especially at a time when threats and crises are escalating from the caretaker government and the injustice and great prejudice that Basra is exposed to."

The statement added that "the meeting included the deputies of the coordination framework and the blocs and deputies allied with them in order to take a unified position for the representatives of Basra," noting that "during the meeting, Deputy Amer Al-Fateh was elected as head of the Basra Parliamentary Bloc of Representatives, representing the coordinating framework and the blocs and deputies allied with them."

According to the statement, the following decisions were taken:

_ Total rejection of the Basra-Aqaba project under the caretaker government.

_ Work to activate the Silk Road and the Chinese agreement and include Basra with it.

_ File a lawsuit on behalf of the Coordinating Framework Representatives against the federal government for not disbursing Basra's petro-dollar allocations.

_ Inclusion of Basra with the share of the Economic support Law.

_ Rejection of the policy of starvation and crises practiced by the government against the Basri people.

_ It was agreed to activate cooperation and unify the visual parliamentary decision in order to serve the public interest.

And the Ministry of Oil confirmed, on the night of Saturday to Sunday, that it had not referred the Basra-Aqaba pipeline project to implementation so far, explaining that the project had been modified through its full funding by the Iraqi government.

The issue of exporting crude oil from Basra Governorate, in the far south of Iraq, to the port of Aqaba in Jordan, sparked widespread controversy in the country's political circles, especially Shiites. Leaders in the coordination framework demanded to stop the project, claiming that its purpose was to deliver oil to Israel.

The Ministry of Oil is seeking to build a pipeline to export crude oil as a new port through Jordan, starting from Basra to Haditha and then from Haditha to the port of Aqaba, but the project still faces some challenges and obstacles, including the provision of large sums needed to finance this project.

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The Minister of Oil reveals the cost of the Basra-Oqba pipeline project: 4 billion during the implementation period
 

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On Wednesday, Minister of Oil Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar spoke about the details of the Basra-Aqaba oil pipeline project, while stressing that the recent fuel crisis was an attempt to twist the ministry’s arm, by some owners of private stations.  

  

 

  

In an interview with Al-Wamil Karim Hammadi, followed by "Nass" (April 20, 2022), the minister said that "there is no fuel crisis, but a rebellion by some station owners, which lasted for 36 hours, and now things are back to normal," noting that "the owners of the stations are required to correct fuel gauges.  

  

He stressed that "the association of private station owners is illegal and has caused a crisis for the citizens," noting that "the debts of the Basra Gas Company to the federal government are close to 600 million dinars, and we were able to pay them all."  

  

Basra tube - obstacle  

He also pointed out that "the Iraqi-Jordanian oil pipeline was presented in a session of the House of Representatives, as it was presented in a session of the Council of Ministers, as the project is old and ideas go back to 1983, and after 2003 there were three decisions of the Council of Ministers, a decision in 2013, and a decision in 2017, and a decision in 2019.”  

  

He added that "the 2019 decision fixed the philosophy of the project in two parts, the first from Basra to Haditha, and the other is the BOT, which is a type of investment from Haditha to Aqaba." The first of these was $4 billion, which stretched from Basra to Haditha, and the cost of the second part of Haditha to Aqaba amounted to about 25 billion, depending on the amount of oil pumped into it.  

  

The minister indicated that "the total cost of the project is from 26 to 29 billion dollars, 4 billion is paid during the implementation period, and 22 to 25 billion during the operating period," noting that "the amount is very large, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was aware that the project had reached a stage Referral and on the way to contract.  

  

Abdul-Jabbar pointed out, "We saw that the cost of the project came out of being a commercial project, and the issue was explained to the Prime Minister that the contracting and implementation mechanism will make the issue unproductive commercially, despite the fact that the project is considered a great strategic link between oil between two countries."  

  

He stressed that the Prime Minister asked the Ministry for justifications regarding keeping or canceling the project, and justifications were put in place for the Council of Ministers and the referral was canceled, and to go towards a new contracting philosophy based on two goals:  

  

The first: It is to remove all increases in designs (Over Design), which are represented by intermediate production and storage stations that are not needed by the project and do not add any value to its function, but rather add additional operating costs without interest. This is a direction taken by the Ministry.  

  

The second: is to change the philosophy of financing the project from the BOT investor for the modern part of an obstacle to a government implementation, and that the Prime Minister agreed to go with this new philosophy, and a ceiling for the cost of the project was set at about 8 and a half billion dollars, and at this price the project becomes a commercial product. 

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Deputy: There is no benefit to Iraq from the Basra-Aqaba oil pipeline project
  
{Economic: Al-Furat News} Representative Zahra Al-Bajari underestimated the importance and usefulness of the oil pipeline project (Basra - Aqaba) for Iraq.

Al-Bajari told {Euphrates News}: "Any country in the world, before it implements a project, searches for its economic feasibility, and sets a strategic plan for it."
She added, "The economic feasibility of the Basra-Aqaba oil pipeline project is for Jordan only, and there is no benefit from it for Iraq," she said.
She pointed out that "instead of building a refinery in Aqaba, the Al-Faw refinery should be built and not look for other sources."
Al-Bajari indicated that "all these matters raise suspicions in this file and not consider the interests of the country over others."
The Minister of Oil, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar, said yesterday that "the Basra-Aqaba pipeline project is old and dates back to 1983," stressing that it is "a vital and strategic project."
He pointed out that "the first phases of the project took place during the time of the government of Adel Abdul-Mahdi, and the cost of the pipeline from Basra to Haditha amounted to 4 billion dollars, and the cost of the second part, from Haditha to Aqaba, ranged between 22 billion and 25 billion dollars, and the cost of the project ranged from 26 to 29 billion dollars; Four billion during implementation, and 22 to 25 during the operating period.”
He pointed out that "what happened in the last decision of the Council of Ministers is not a referral or a contract, but rather the philosophy of financing and the structure of the contract was approved," noting that "many project designs have been changed to reach $8 billion."

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Talabani: We will not stand idly by before punishing Sulaymaniyah financially and manipulating the power of its citizens is a red line
  
{Political: Al Furat News} The President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Jalal Talabani, met today, Thursday, at the headquarters of the political office of the Union in Erbil, with representatives of foreign countries, international organizations and institutions in the Kurdistan region.
 

Talabani said during the meeting, according to a statement by his office, which {Euphrates News} received a copy of, that "the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is a party that has political weight within the internal, Iraqi and global political equations and has its own tasks. Neighboring countries, and we will work to develop and protect these relations on the basis of protecting the higher and common interests.
On the election file, Bafel Talabani said:
Regarding the financial conditions imposed on the provinces of Sulaymaniyah, Halabja, Garmian and Rabreen, Talabani said, "We will not stand idly by in the face of injustice, opacity, monopoly, discrimination and waste of public revenues, and we will have our position," noting that "punishing the people of that region and manipulating the lives and livelihoods of its citizens is a red line. We will not remain silent about these situations, and all options are open to us."
Regarding the gas file and the attempts to export it abroad, between Talabani, “the contracts and their clauses must be clarified to the people of Kurdistan and we do not want to bring other tragedies to the region, and we must work transparently on this file and the citizens of Kurdistan must be part of this file, and any efforts outside these demands are rejected.
 And I announce here that he (on my dead body) will extend the gas pipeline to the outside if it violates what the citizens demand and is not in their service, and this is a demand for the masses of the people of Kurdistan, and I will implement it and I will not choose to remain silent about sabotaging the lives and livelihoods of our people.
"Unfortunately, some of those companies operating in The oil field is managed by the parties and used for personal interests, and we reject the continuation of these conditions and we will not allow any party or force to use the people's livelihood and livelihood for their personal interests."
Bafel Talabani sent a strongly worded message through representatives of foreign countries to the party that wants to sabotage the conditions of the Kurdistan Region, especially the situation in Sulaymaniyah, Garmian, Halabja and Rabreen, and wants to impose an economic siege on those areas, that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan will not accept any subordination or expulsion from any party or A political party, we believe in political struggle and reject the imposition of wills and exclusivity in any form, and in order to correct mistakes, we will take all necessary steps for the sake of the lives and livelihoods of our citizens."

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41 minutes ago, yota691 said:
Talabani: We will not stand idly by before punishing Sulaymaniyah financially and manipulating the power of its citizens is a red line
  
{Political: Al Furat News} The President of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Jalal Talabani, met today, Thursday, at the headquarters of the political office of the Union in Erbil, with representatives of foreign countries, international organizations and institutions in the Kurdistan region.
 

Talabani said during the meeting, according to a statement by his office, which {Euphrates News} received a copy of, that "the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is a party that has political weight within the internal, Iraqi and global political equations and has its own tasks. Neighboring countries, and we will work to develop and protect these relations on the basis of protecting the higher and common interests.
On the election file, Bafel Talabani said:
Regarding the financial conditions imposed on the provinces of Sulaymaniyah, Halabja, Garmian and Rabreen, Talabani said, "We will not stand idly by in the face of injustice, opacity, monopoly, discrimination and waste of public revenues, and we will have our position," noting that "punishing the people of that region and manipulating the lives and livelihoods of its citizens is a red line. We will not remain silent about these situations, and all options are open to us."
Regarding the gas file and the attempts to export it abroad, between Talabani, “the contracts and their clauses must be clarified to the people of Kurdistan and we do not want to bring other tragedies to the region, and we must work transparently on this file and the citizens of Kurdistan must be part of this file, and any efforts outside these demands are rejected.
 And I announce here that he (on my dead body) will extend the gas pipeline to the outside if it violates what the citizens demand and is not in their service, and this is a demand for the masses of the people of Kurdistan, and I will implement it and I will not choose to remain silent about sabotaging the lives and livelihoods of our people.
"Unfortunately, some of those companies operating in The oil field is managed by the parties and used for personal interests, and we reject the continuation of these conditions and we will not allow any party or force to use the people's livelihood and livelihood for their personal interests."
Bafel Talabani sent a strongly worded message through representatives of foreign countries to the party that wants to sabotage the conditions of the Kurdistan Region, especially the situation in Sulaymaniyah, Garmian, Halabja and Rabreen, and wants to impose an economic siege on those areas, that the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan will not accept any subordination or expulsion from any party or A political party, we believe in political struggle and reject the imposition of wills and exclusivity in any form, and in order to correct mistakes, we will take all necessary steps for the sake of the lives and livelihoods of our citizens."

Yota, Excellent article keep em coming....👍👍

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 2022-05-02 02:04
 

Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Oil Marketing Company "SOMO" announced today, Monday, that the average price of crude oil exported to Jordan amounted to $88 last April, less than $16 less than the official price average, after starting again to export oil to the Kingdom.

 

The company said in a statistic on its website, seen by Shafak News Agency, that "the total oil exports to Jordan during the month of April amounted to 299,560 barrels," indicating that "the export rate amounted to 10 thousand barrels per day."

 

Somo added that "the average price of a barrel sold to Jordan amounted to $88,389," noting that "the value of Jordan's oil exports during one month amounted to $26,477,808." 

 

Jordan did not import crude oil from Iraq during February and March, while it imported 309,000 barrels in January 2022.

 

In September 2021, Jordan received oil shipments under an agreement to buy 10 thousand barrels per day of crude oil from the Kirkuk fields to meet part of the domestic demand, before stopping it in February as a result of the contract expiration.

 

It is noteworthy that Iraq exports crude oil at preferential prices to Jordan via tanker trucks, at a rate of approximately 10,000 barrels per day.

 

On Sunday, the Ministry of Oil announced the total exports and revenues achieved for the month of last December, indicating that they amounted to 101 million and 390 thousand and 662 barrels, with revenues of 10.55 billion dollars, while the average sold price amounted to 104.091 dollars.

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