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Aref Mohammed

Shell evacuates foreign staff from Iraq's Basra Gas project - executives

21 May 2020

BASRA, Iraq Royal Dutch Shell evacuated some 60 foreign staff from Iraq's Basra Gas Company as a security measure following a protest over delayed pay, company officials said on Thursday, adding production was unaffected.

Iraq agrees with oil majors to cut output, but short of OPEC+ target

13 May 2020

BASRA, Iraq/ BAGHDAD Iraq is cutting its oil output by around 700,000 barrels per day (bpd), a third less than required under an OPEC+ supply pact, after it failed to persuade international oil majors operating its giant fields to agree to deeper reductions.

Iraq faces problems cutting 1 million bpd of crude output: sources

30 Apr 2020

BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraq will struggle to cut crude output a record 1 million barrels per day (bpd) or 23 % from May under OPEC's deal with Russia and other producers, and Baghdad has yet to agree with oil majors about where the cuts will come from, industry sources said.

Iraq faces problems cutting 1 mln bpd of crude output -sources

30 Apr 2020

BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD, April 30 Iraq will struggle to cut crude output a record 1 million barrels per day (bpd) or 23 % from May under OPEC's deal with Russia and other producers, and Baghdad has yet to agree with oil majors about where the cuts will come from, industry sources said.

Rockets land near oil district in southern Iraq; no casualties

06 Apr 2020

BASRA, Iraq Rockets landed near a district in Iraq that houses workers for foreign oil companies on Monday, including U.S. oil service company Halliburton, but caused no damage or casualties, oil and police sources said.

Iraq proposes budget cuts to foreign oil firms after oil price crash

27 Mar 2020

BASRA, Iraq/ DUBAI Iraq has sent a proposal to all international oil companies asking them to reduce the budgets of developing oilfields by 30% as the slump in oil prices has hit government revenues, but said the proposed cuts should not affect crude output, Iraqi oil officials and industry sources told Reuters.

UPDATE 1-Iraq proposes budget cuts to foreign oil firms after oil price crash

27 Mar 2020

BASRA, Iraq/ DUBAI, March 27 Iraq has sent a proposal to all international oil companies asking them to reduce the budgets of developing oilfields by 30% as the slump in oil prices has hit government revenues, but said the proposed cuts should not affect crude output, Iraqi oil officials and industry sources told Reuters.

Security forces kill nine in Iraq protests

26 Nov 2019

BASRA, Iraq Security forces opened fire on protesters in Baghdad and several cities in southern Iraq on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding dozens of others, police and medical sources said, the latest violence in weeks of unrest. | Video

Iraqi protesters block gate to Khor al-Zubair port - port officials

19 Nov 2019

BASRA, Iraq Protesters have blocked the entrance to Iraq's Khor al-Zubair commodities port near Basra, preventing trucks from entering, port officials told Reuters on Tuesday, as the biggest wave of anti-government demonstrations in decades continue.

UPDATE 3-Five killed as clashes erupt again in Iraq

05 Oct 2019

* Unrest is deadliest Iraq since 2017 (Recasts with new deaths, unrest)

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