Reports said Iraq’s oil production soon to multiply to 3.4 million barrels per day (bpd) while expected exports would be around 2.9 million bpd by next year. This fact was confirmed by Thamir Gadhban the top energy consultative of the Iraqi Prime Minister in as industrial event in Dubai. Abdul-Kareem Luaibi the oil minister of Iraq said earlier this week that crude oil exports were to surpass 2.6 million bpd in September and the anticipated and gauged production would move up to or even transcend 3.3 million barrel per day.
With the aid of foreign firms Iraq is aspiring to increase and push production capacity yonder 12 million bpd most probably by 2017 but due to logistical diminutive and infrastructure congestion and impediment this target has proved very unrealistic. It is most profoundly expected to be some where around 8-8.5 million barrels per day but many oil analysts and wise executives are of the view that oil production will range mostly around 6 million bpd by 2017 considering the war ravaged situation of the country.
The European and Us sanctions over the controversial nuclear program which has highly offended the Iranian output uncomfortably conforming it to the third place in OPEC’s listing as largest oil producing countries just after Iraq. Inquired from OPEC if they are willing to set reservation per country, Gadhban retorted “We are not in a hurry…it is not an issue right now”. Iraq has proposed the name of Gadhban for the post of OPEC’s secretary General who was formerly the oil minister and in present times is the energy consultative to Iraq’s prime minister but he has chosen to save his comments as of now.
Source [Business Recorder]