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Iraq: Oil

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the quantity of oil exported from Iraq in each of the last 10 years. (314161)

According to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), average crude oil export figures for Iraq from 1999 to 2008 are as follows:

Average rate of export (millions of barrels per day)

1999

2.13

2000

2.04

2001

1.71

2002

1.49

2003

0.39

2004

1.45

2005

1.47

2006

1.47

2007

1.64

2008

1.86

Figures for 2009 are not currently available from the OPEC website. However, data available from the Government of Iraq’s Ministry of Oil website indicate that average oil export rates in 2009 were 1.9 million barrels of oil per day, available at

http://www.oil.gov.iq/EXPORT%20CAPACITIES.php