US Vice-President Joe Biden has proposed for the Iraqi pipeline to Nabucco to run from Akkas
northward to Kurdistan where the gas will be mixed with Kurdistan's stream and pumped to Turkey through a pipeline to be built from the Kurdistan-Turkish border.
Earlier this year the ministry said it would follow two oil auctions held last year with a gas idding round, offering three non-associated gas fields Akkas
in the western Anbar province, Mansuriyah in the northern province of Diyala and Siba in the southern province of Basra for evelopment by foreign oil and gas companies.
The countries have discussed construction of a gas pipeline from Iraq's western Akkas
fields to Syria.
According to The Moscow Times "[...] Syria began receiving gas from Egypt this year through a pipe that crosses Jordan and plans to import gas from Iraq's Akkas
field, which is close to the border, by 2010.
Mukhtar al-Ani, an Iraqi oil consultant, said: "In early January, the Ministry of Oil held talks with a number of potential companies regarding development of the huge Akkas
gas field in the north-western desert of Anbar province."
The gas will come from the Akkas
field, in Iraq's western desert near the Syrian border, which is yet to be developed, and would eventually be linked up with the Nabucco pipeline to Central Europe through Turkey (see gmt19TurkPipelinesMay5-08).
Link With The Euro-Arab Gas Export P/L: The Damascus-based Euro-Arab Mashreq Gas Project - had since 2007 prepared a framework for a gas market for Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.
Summary: SEONGNAM - Three Asian nations have asked state-run Korea Gas Corp, or KOGAS, to sell them a stake in Iraq's Akkas
gas field project, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.
Iraq's Ministry of Oil (MoO) in May asked South Korea's state-controlled KoGas to take over the giant Akkas
non-associated gas field in the western province of Anbar.
of Turkey finished the race on the third rank and won bronze medal in 3,000 meters in the 31st European Athletics Indoor Championship which was held in capital Paris of France.
BAGHDAD THE Iraqi Oil Ministry on Thursday postponed for a second time the initial signing of a deal with a group led by South Korea's Korea Gas Corp, to develop its giant western Akkas