Posts Tagged ‘Jaafari’
27 May 2008
Iraqi Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani has named the director-general of South Oil Co. (SOC), Jabbar al-Luaibi, as a special adviser. Al-Luaibi’s deputy at SOC, Kifah Numan, will take over as the new director-general in the coming days, an Iraqi oil source in Baghdad told International Oil Daily Friday.
It is not clear why al-Shahristani moved al-Luaibi, but analysts said it could be because of a power struggle in the oil ministry.
Al-Luaibi, 62, was instrumental in speedily restoring output from the southern oil fields after the fall …
31 May 2006
Barely a week after Iraq’s cabinet was sworn in, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani are facing the threat of a major disruption to Iraq’s oil output and exports, amid a Shiite power struggle in the southern province of Basrah.
Al-Maliki today plans to make his first trip to Basrah as prime minister, in an attempt to stop turf wars among Shiite Islamist parties from turning the region into a battleground. The region accounts for all of Iraq’s current oil exports of around …
15 August 2006
Iraq and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Sunday to swap Iraqi Basrah oil for refined products, the second such deal since July 2005. The two Mideast nations also agreed over the weekend to jointly develop shared oil fields, an issue that is expected to raise suspicion by critics of an Iran-Iraq alliance.
With Iraq in the midst of its worst fuel crisis since 2003, the swap deal stipulates that Iran refines 100,000 barrels per day of Iraqi crude in return for 2 million liters …