China And Iran Secure Key Strategic Iraqi Gas Field

The Mansuriya field, holds an estimated 4.5 trillion standard cubic feet of gas and is expected to produce around 300 million scf per day of gas at its peak.
For China, the location of the Mansuriya gas field fits perfectly into the vast network of oil and gas sites in Iraq.
According to industry figures, more than a third of all Iraq’s proven oil and gas reserves and over two-thirds of its current production are managed by Chinese companies.

Is China’s Oil Demand Set For A Major Bounce Back?

China’s extraordinary economic expansion almost singlehandedly drove a supercycle in key commodities since the mid-90s.
This robust performance across several major sectors in China’s economy is in sharp contrast to the growth drivers seen last year.
China continues to buy oil from Russia and Iran at a discounted price

Saudi Aramco Eyes Stake in Chinese Petrochemical Firm

Aramco is negotiating a 10% stake in Chinese petrochemical company Hengli.
The deal strengthens Aramco’s downstream presence in China, a key export market.
Saudi Arabia’s strategy is to secure long-term crude oil supply agreements while also boosting Aramco’s chemical production goals.

OPEC+ Faces Fork in the Road

OPEC+ once again extended its oil production cuts this month. The decision was anything but unexpected and, unlike previous production policy announcements, it had the desired effect on prices. However, it could only work for so long. Soon, OPEC will need to make a decision.

Why Is Iraq Now Blaming IOC’s For Ongoing Delay To Kurdish Oil Flows?

It has now been just over a year since the Federal Government of Iraq imposed an embargo on oil exports from the country’s semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan.
Destroying all financial independence for the region, which is reliant on ongoing independent oil supplies, is one of the tools Baghdad has to erode Erbil’s autonomy.
The latest tactic of blaming international oil companies for the embargo still being in place is just another element.