Saras gains from rebound in refining margins and flexible Sardinia refinery
Banks must recognise weak points and likely signs of Isis funding
Real time and raw data in demand to assess geopolitical risk
Protection for whistleblowers not clear cut
A slate of telecoms IPOs and efforts to modernise banking regulations have some frontier market hedge funds enthused about prospects for Iraqi equities as institutional investors sit on the sidelines
Weighing up geopolitical risk
Iraq, one of the world’s largest locations with proven oil reserves, will not be able to hit governmental production targets due to the level of operational risk, say experts
Iraq is beginning to open its doors again to international investors. With the country needing to raise capital to develop the infrastructure required to exploit its energy reserves, Credit looks at the role bond issuance could play in Iraq’s future.
Rating agency gives a surprise boost to Malaysian oil company Petronas’s credit rating from negative to stable, despite the company’s substantial acquisition of an Iraqi oil field with Royal Dutch Shell
Iraq calls on foreign energy companies, such as BP, Eni and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to move swiftly to implement their recently awarded contracts
Iraq is being hailed as a major new source of oil supply in the coming years but Crescent Petroleum Group’s Majid Jafar tells Lianna Brinded how the Iraqi government’s heavy involvement in energy companies is holding back progression
The Iraqi government has resolved the longstanding oil dispute with Kurdistan, signalling a short-term increase in oil exports, while the prospect for a petroleum law, which would detail revenue and expense allocations for foreign energy companies in…
BP and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) have awarded a raft of other energy and commodities companies deals to start drilling and production in the lucrative Iraqi Rumaila oilfield, which they operate, despite the current lack of a petroleum…
The Iraqi government’s stated intention to increase oil capacity from 2.5 to 10-12 million barrels per day (b/d) over the next decade is impossible and actual production will fall far short of official stated targets, a panel of market experts has…
Energy Risk brings you a snapshot of what's moving and shaking the markets with a special look at the continuing impact of the financial crisis on utilities.
As international oil companies wade into Iraq, forecasts for Iraqi production now stand as high as 10 million b/d within the decade. However political uncertainty and poor infrastructure leads analysts to caution against relying on Iraq as the next hope…
Iraq poses a risk to oil market outlook as the country may not fulfil output expectations in the shorter term, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). However, the prospect of a huge increase in oil production may still maybe able to keep prices under…
Energy Risk brings you a snapshot of what's moving and shaking the markets.
The recovery of Iraq’s oil industry is putting downward pressure on global oil prices as the ability of the world market to absorb the extra capacity might be limited, say oil experts.
Somo, the Iraqi state-owned oil marketing firm, has followed in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait by adopting the Argus Sour Crude Index (ASCI) to benchmark price sales of US-bound crude from April onwards.
A consortium led by Russian private oil company Lukoil is the latest in a line of energy giants sealing deals in Iraq, in a move set to develop one of the country’s largest oil fields.
The oil industry will continue to face supply challenges in the long term, following China’s burgeoning demand for imports, said BP’s chief executive at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.