He didn’t give any reason for the delay, the third since last month.
The government plans to install three more offshore loading points by 2013, Oil Minister Abdul Kareem al-Luaibi said Jan. 18. Each mooring facility will add 850,000 barrels a day of loading capacity, he said.
Iraq, which holds the world’s fifth-largest crude deposits, according BP Plc data, wants to raise production and exports to promote economic growth. It has granted 15 oil and gas licenses since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 and plans a new round on April 11-12.
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