Archive for the ‘2005’ Category
21 September 2005
Iraq is unlikely to see any major change in its current 2.2 million barrels per day of production capacity or in the paralysis of its northern export route until late 2006 or early 2007 at the earliest, according to former Oil Minister Thamer al-Ghadban. Upstream progress will only come with the implementation of recently awarded contracts and others under consideration, he told International Oil Daily Tuesday on the sidelines of the Oil & Money conference in London.
Iraq is producing about 1.8 million b/d from its southern …
14 October 2005
Iraqis are set to vote Saturday on a new draft constitution intended to usher in a new era, which should see the country edge closer toward the establishment of state institutions and adoption of new laws, including in the oil sector.
However, all this will do little to unite a divided country — and it could even instigate new conflict over the distribution of oil wealth, analysts say.
Around 15.5 million voters from Iraq’s total population of 26 million are registered to decide on the constitution. It …