TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Tuesday 1-2-2024

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CandyKisses:  Amiri: This year, we look forward to emptying Iraq of foreign forces

Information / Baghdad…

The head of the Nabnani Alliance, Hadi al-Amiri, on Monday expressed his aspiration in 2024 to remove foreign forces from the country.

Al-Amiri said in a statement, received by Al-Maalouma: “On the occasion of the New Year, we extend our sincere congratulations and the most beautiful blessings to the followers of the Christian religion in the whole world and in Iraq in particular, And to all our beloved people.”

He added that “we look forward to a dear and capable Iraq, fully sovereign, free from any manifestation of occupation, in which security and peace prevail, and that we celebrate good and harmony.

CandyKisses:  Iraq bids farewell to ExxonMobil and transfers Qurna 1 field to Chinese company

Economy News-Baghdad

 On Tuesday morning, Iraq bid farewell to ExxonMobil, the main operator of the West Qurna/1 field, while China’s Petrojaina took over the work duties.

The Ministry of Oil said, in a statement received by “Economy News”, that “under the auspices of Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil, Hayyan Abdul Ghani, the Basra Oil Company organized a celebration, receiving and handing over the tasks of managing the main operator of the West Qurna / 1 field.”

She added: “During the ceremony, which was attended by Undersecretary for Extraction Affairs Bassem Mohammed Khudair, the management of the main operator of the field was handed over to the Chinese company Petrogenea, which replaced ExxonMobil under a settlement agreement for its stake in the field.”

The statement pointed out that “the Basra Oil Company has become a major partner in the management of the field by 22.7%, along with companies (Petrojayna of China, Pertamina of Indonesia, Yutoshu of Japan, in addition to the government partner Oil Exploration Company).”

It is noteworthy that the current production capacity of the field is more than 500,000 barrels per day, and both the South Gas Company and Basra Gas are investing the associated gas for the field.

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CandyKisses:  Iraq is fifth among the largest Arab countries in gas reserves

Shafaq News / Oil & Gas magazine reported that Iraq ranked fifth in the list of Arab countries with the largest reserves of natural gas in 2023, while the State of Qatar was in the lead.

The magazine prepared an annual report of the 10 most Arab countries with gas reserves last year.

According to the report, Qatar ranked first among those countries with more than 842 trillion cubic feet, while Saudi Arabia came with more than 335 trillion cubic feet, and the third place was the UAE with more than 289 trillion cubic feet.

Algeria came fourth with reserves of 159 trillion cubic feet, and Iraq ranked fifth on the list at more than 131 trillion cubic feet last year.

Kuwait ranked sixth with 63 trillion cubic feet, followed by Egypt with 63 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves.

Libya ranked eighth with more than 53 trillion cubic feet, and Oman came ninth with reserves exceeding 22 trillion cubic feet.

The right ranked the top ten countries with gas reserves of more than 16 trillion cubic feet, according to the magazine’s report.

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CandyKisses:  Integrity: The Prime Minister and the Supreme Judiciary are the first to disclose the financial disclosure for the year 2024

Baghdad today –  

Integrity: The Prime Minister and the Supreme Judiciary are the first to disclose the financial disclosure for the year 2024

Judge (Haider Hanoun) is the first to disclose financial disclosure from the heads of independent bodies

 The Federal Integrity Commission revealed that the Prime Minister and the President of the Supreme Judicial Council disclosed their financial assets for the year 2024.

 The Media and Government Communication Office at the Authority reported that the Prevention Department received the two financial disclosure forms for the current year for the Prime Minister, Mr. (Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani), and the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge (Dr. Faiq Zaidan), to be the first officials to disclose their financial disclosures from the heads of the three authorities.

The office noted the disclosure of the Chairman of the Federal Integrity Commission, Judge (Haider Hanoun) and the owners applying therein of their financial disclosures for the current year, and the submission of their forms, so that the Chairman of the Commission is the first to disclose the financial disclosure from the heads of independent bodies.

 He added that the Commission urged those covered to expedite filling out the financial disclosure form, and to abide by the timings stipulated in the articles of the Authority’s law in force, pointing out that obliging officials to disclose their financial disclosures, and their external activities, Investments, assets, grants or large benefits that may lead to conflict of interest, contribute to strengthening the confidence of the Iraqi people in the government and state institutions.