Iraq's oil exports dipped slightly in August, but still topped 55 million barrels and brought in nearly four billion dollars in revenues, the oil ministry said on Thursday.Crude exports, which account for the vast majority of Iraq's income, totalled 55.4 million barrels of oil last month, or 1.79 million barrels per day (bpd), and brought in 3.96 billion dollars, the ministry said.The average oil price for the month was 71.43 dollars per barrel.
Iraqi oil revenues dipped in February on slightly lower oil prices despite the highest level of exports in 20 years, the oil ministry said on Tuesday."Revenue was 4.229 billion dollars, based on an average price of 73.4 dollars per barrel and exports of 57.9 million barrels," ministry spokesman Assem Jihad told AFP.Iraq had revenues of 4.44 billion dollars in January, based on oil prices of 73.97 dollars per barrel.
Iraq's oil exports and revenues from crude sales in January hit their highest levels since the 2003 US-led invasion which ousted Saddam Hussein, the oil ministry announced on Wednesday.Iraq exported a total of 67 million barrels of oil last month, generating $6.082 billion in income at an average price of $90.78 a barrel, according to figures published by the ministry."It's the highest exports and revenues for Iraq since 2003, and this will cover the budget deficit if it continues," ministry spokesman Assem Jihad told AFP.
Iran's oil exports have been slashed 40 percent in the past nine months because of tough Western sanctions, Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi was quoted as saying on Monday, in a reversal of his previous denials of any decline at all.
OPEC’s likely decision to leave quotas unchanged next week belies the growing prospect of having to make the deepest oil-production cuts since 2009 as a global supply surge threatens to weaken prices.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries may need to lower output by 1 million barrels a day, or 3%, in the first half of next year, according to Societe Generale SA. Brent crude may drop 20% by June if the group doesn’t reduce the amount it pumps, the Centre for Global Energy Studies said.
Iraq's revenues from oil sales fell in May compared to the previous month as a result of declining global crude prices and increased domestic demand, the oil ministry said on Saturday.Overall Iraqi oil exports averaged 2.45 million barrels per day (bpd), equating to 75.95 million barrels over the course of May, ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said.While the total figure for May was higher than the previous month, the daily average declined from April's exports of 2.508 million bpd.
The winner of the U.S. war in Iraq looks like it will be Turkey. Ironic, because Turkey opposed the war. Nonetheless, a story in the Financial Times resonated with me — as I just returned from the country:
“A new candidate has emerged as the true victor of the Iraq war. A decade after Turkey infuriated Washington by blocking the deployment of U.S. troops through its territory for the 2003 invasion, its businessmen are proving the champions in the battle for the Iraqi market.”
By Wealth Daily:About ten years ago then President Bush told us with a straight face that Iraq would produce 16 million barrels of oil and day and proceeds from sales would pay for the war. Ten years and a trillion dollars later we learn yet again that politicians are liars. So it goes. But there is some good news from Iraq. The country is poised to have the world's largest surge in oil exports. Southern exports jumped to 2.11 mbpd so far in April. That's a 190,000-barrel-a-day increase.