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chattels: Miss Iraq Pageant Winner Crowned For First Time In More Than 40 Years www.msn.com/en-us/lifesty…
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chattels: Fifteen aspiring beauty queens dropped out over threats, Iraqi fashion designer Senan Kamel, a pageant spokesman and judge, told NBC in October.

chattels: Even after the Miss Iraq pageant cut swimsuits from the contestants’ generally conservative attire, religious extremists threatened violence, forcing the pageant to be pushed back two months in October, The Independent reported.

chattels: Abadi from China: move forward in Ramadi, after which we will liberate Mosul

chattels: Prime Minister stressed the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi, achieving victories in the city of Ramadi, Anbar province, and that the atmosphere is ripe now to attract investment to Iraq, ………………..

chattels: pointing out that ” most of the provinces of Iraq is safe and works by big corporations, “stressing that” the government encourage investment process and bring global companies.”

chattels: i” We have launched extensive reforms, including the fight against corruption and bureaucracy campaign …………….”

chattels: ” Iraq has enormous economic capabilities and the diversity of human It is the cradle of agriculture in light of the Tigris and Euphrates, and about eighty percent of the area is safe, stable and poised Investment.”   chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…

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chattels: The results of the first day of the liberation of the gray center Daash process www.alliraqnews.com/modul…http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=24921

chattels: Oil continues to decline amid fears of a global supply glut

chattels: :: 2015/12/22 16:28 • [Follow-where] oil prices declined during trading on Monday to remain near their lowest levels amid concerns over the worsening of the global supply glut. It rose on the Brent oil prices by more than zero three percent points to thirty-six dollars and a half a barrel, with the opening of European markets. as well as futures US crude rose by more than zero six percent point to go above six thirty dollars per barrel after it had fallen to below dollars thirty in the past week.

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chattels: announced that the US embassy in Iraq on Friday to provide a $ 530 000 US dollars grant to finance the restoration and maintenance of historic Ishtar Gate in Babylon archaeological in Iraq. www.alliraqnews.com/modul.http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=24927

chattels: The US State Department has provided since 2009 and so far numerous contributions amounted to more than four million US dollars to project the future of Babylon.

chattels: met with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday, Arab ambassadors in the Chinese capital Beijing. www.alliraqnews.com/modul…
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chattels: curious, I think

chattels: Economist: to hold the government to raise the sale price of the dollar to the Central Bank exaggerated

chattels: ” Because of the budget deficit, the government will sell dollars that come about from the oil to the Central Bank for 1180 dinars, instead of 1166 dinars per dollar, which will add 14 dinars to the budget for each one dollar. ”

He added, that” According to the central bank’s comments, it will not unlike this increase is an increase in the sale price of the dollar in the currency auction, which means that the bank will bear the difference between the two prices by reducing his commission, or the margins of what was achieved of the profit. ”

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chattels: New detail(s) emerge on the budget provisions.

chattels: ” the new budget year items in 2016 included a legal additions have been drafted by the parliamentary finance committee and endorsed by parliament passed a vote in approving the budget session” .

“The additions included a bind Kurdistan hand over all oil production revenues outside the roof of 550 thousand barrels per day to the federal government and the central treasury,” noting that the legal text was not authorized within the previous budget and in the budgets of the past years. ”

The budget included also a legal text that the federal government’s debt owed ​​by the province worth $ 22 billion, according to the Audit Court, which has become part of the budget report.

“He pointed out that” there will be a legal settlement between the Federal Office of Financial Supervision and the Office of control in Kurdistan on those debts in the coming period.

“And on the expenditures ruling within Kurdistan’s share of the federal budget in 2016, said al-Jubouri that ” the budget included a provision is subject to the obligation regardless and the allocation of these expenses, to be approved by the Prime Minister.”

He said the “the right of the Prime Minister withhold ruling on the Kurdistan expenses if they do not abide by the full oil production ceiling to export Bzmtha, or disposal if delivery revenue. ”

chattels: ” the new budget year items in 2016 included a legal additions …………”

chattels: “The additions included a bind Kurdistan hand over all oil production revenues outside the roof of 550 thousand barrels per day to the federal government and the central treasury,”

chattels: ” …………. the legal text was not authorized within the previous budget and in the budgets of the past years. ”

chattels: ” The budget included also a legal text that the federal government’s debt owed ​​by the province worth $ 22 billion, according to the Audit Court, which has become part of the budget report.

“He pointed out that” there will be a legal settlement between the Federal Office of Financial Supervision and the Office of control in Kurdistan on those debts in the coming period. ”

chattels: “And on the expenditures ruling within Kurdistan’s share of the federal budget in 2016, said al-Jubouri that ” the budget included a provision is subject to the obligation regardless and the allocation of these expenses, to be approved by the Prime Minister.”

chattels: Baghdad is recognizing a debt owed to Kurdistan in the amount of 22 BILLION DOLLARS !

chattels: ” ……….there will be a legal settlement between the Federal Office of Financial Supervision and the Office of control in Kurdistan on those debts in the coming period. ”

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chattels: ” the draft of the bill voted on by the House of Representatives late last week, is still the subject of controversy ………… ”

Donnie: So first Ramadi then Mosul then the border between Syria and Iraq. Is that all there is that Daesh controls? I lost count.

chattels: ‹@Donnie› Hawija
chattels: Fallujah

chattels: Reidar Visser ‏@reidarvisser 3h3 hours ago #Iraq’s armed forces’ more downbeat assessment of progress against ISIS at #Ramadi Tue, still outside town centre www.alliraqnews.com/modul… …
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chattels: Reidar Visser ‏@reidarvisser 2h2 hours ago Iraq defence ministry says expects liberation of #Ramadi city centre within 2-3 days www.alliraqnews.com/modul… … Others estimate end of year

http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=24993

chattels: Prime Minister Alebadi- Haider, who is visiting China – that the security forces ahead of the Daash terrorist gangs on the battlefield in Iraq announced.

The news agency [Xinhua] Chinese news Abadi was quoted as saying on the sidelines of a forum the second Chinese Iraqi economic cooperation, which was held on Wednesday in the capital Beijing, “The Iraqi government has made significant progress in the fight against Daash, and that 80 percent of Iraqi territory safe”  chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul…
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chattels: Muslims around the world celebrated on Wednesday, 12 of the first spring] the anniversary of Prophet Mohammad’s birth for the second time in 2015.

After the feast of the Prophet approved on January 32 015 Muslims celebrate this festival on Wednesday 23 December for the second time this year, a phenomenon that is repeated every 33 years. The last time this phenomenon occurred which was in the year 1982.

chattels: The Prophet’s birthday celebration today may explain the absence of a currency auction at the CBI.
chattels: It is not a listed / published holiday, but not all are known / declared in advance.

chattels: Iraqi army says recapture of Ramadi will take days By Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Iraqi army has said that it will take days to recapture Ramadi from Islamic State (ISIS) as security forces are fighting their way into the city.

“In the coming days will be announced the good news of the complete liberation of Ramadi,” Army Chief of Staff General Othman told state TV, according to Reuters. On the second day of their offensive to drive ISIS out of Ramadi several months after it fell to the extremist group, Iraqi security forces reported that they have retaken most parts of the city.

Ghanemi was qouted by reuters as saying. His comment was reportedly announced in Iraqia TV on wednsday as the operation marked its second day. Chief of Staff General Othman al-Ghanemi told state TV on wednsday that his forces are advancing into Ramadi but they still need to fight for days to fully control the city. Iraqi leaders are ‘optimistic’ that Ramadi will be under full army control by the weekend.

chattels: rudaw.net/english/middlee…http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/23122015

chattels: Just how close is Islamic States’ defeat and Kurdish independence? By Rudaw 3 hours ago

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chattels: Despite having had to shelve the referendum Barzani has consistently vowed that he will still call it, but only after the threat posed by ISIS is eliminated.

Now, as 2015 comes to a close the Iraqi military, along with various militias banded together under the umbrella of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), are making some slow headway against ISIS in Iraq’s Anbar province where they soon hope to completely retake the provincial capital Ramadi.

The Peshmerga are still holding the line (a ferocious three-pronged ISIS attack last week on their front-lines was a stark reminder of how unpredictable ISIS is as well how capable it still is of lashing out at its enemies) and retook Shingal from ISIS last month. Barzani has said he is ready to contribute Peshmerga forces to assist any future Iraqi attempt to pry Mosul from ISIS’s grip.

chattels: n light of these developments it appears that Barzani is once again preparing to call for a referendum. Given his consistent insistence that a referendum be forestalled until the threat by ISIS is eliminated this indicates that major steps may indeed be underway to destroy ISIS.

Senior members within his Kurdistan Democratic Party have reportedly been instructed this week to talk with other parties within the Kurdistan Region about holding such a referendum.

Preparations may soon be underway about how to conduct such a referendum and what feelers should be put out to neighbouring countries in anticipation of an independent Kurdistan Region nation-state becoming a reality in the not-too-distant future.
chattels: A Requiem for Iraq and Syria By DAVID ROMANO
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chattels: If one were to rely on Max Weber’s definition of a state – “a human community that successfully claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory” – then Syria and Iraq stopped existing some time ago

chattels: The American-led international community’s solution for such failed states seems to center on trying again. In Iraq the effort to try again began with the 2003 overthrow of Saddam, accompanied by assiduous American efforts to preserve Iraq’s territorial integrity.

Although the Iraqis drafted a good constitution in 2005, by 2010 the Nuri al-Maliki government in Baghdad increasingly came to look like its authoritarian predecessors (with a Shiite flavor this time, however). Maliki’s sidelining and repression of Arab Sunnis is what largely paved the way for the Islamic State’s takeover of their parts of the country.
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At the same time, Maliki’s increasingly praetorian Iraqi army appeared poised to enter into active hostilities against the Kurdish Peshmerga over territories disputed between Baghdad and autonomous Kurdistan.

Kurdistan’s disputes with Baghdad over other issues, such as powers over oil, caused paralysis in Baghdad’s parliament. Maliki’s replacement by fellow Dawaa Party Shiite leader Haidar al-Abadi in August 2014 seems unlikely to really change this dynamic, given that little has changed even with the Islamic State putting everyone’s feet to the fire since June 2014.

chattels: Under such circumstance, where none of the significant sectarian communities or “Iraqi” and “Syrian” political elites seems good at sharing power, perhaps the time has come to stop kicking these sick horses. Hopefully the outgoing UNHCR High Commissioner is right, and this is “the end of Syria and Iraq as we know them.”

Although change carries its own risks and difficulties, the Iraq and Syria that the world knew are nothing to mourn should they pass away now. The focus should have long ago shifted to creating something new rather than replaying these brutal authoritarian systems.

chattels: ” …………… the Iraq and Syria that the world knew are nothing to mourn should they pass away now.”

chattels: ” ………………… perhaps the time has come to stop kicking these sick horses.”

chattels: ” Kurdistan’s disputes with Baghdad over other issues, such as powers over oil, caused paralysis in Baghdad’s parliament. Maliki’s replacement by fellow Dawaa Party Shiite leader Haidar al-Abadi in August 2014 seems unlikely to really change this dynamic, ………….”
Doug_W: we can only HOPE

chattels: All of the high sounding, positive and progressive rhetoric in the world does not alter the lack of relative security and stability, economically and politically, that afflicts Iraq. It does not cure the conflicts between political factions that gridlock the parliament or simmer below the surface and despite the common threat that is DAESH.

As liberation of the countryside from DAESH progresses we will witness increased conflicts and turmoil. The expense of reconstruction and resettlement will be expensive and conflicted along political party lines.

The displacement of the population when the Mosul offensive begins will be monumental both on a human and political scale. I believe in Christmas miracles, but not one that will produce our liquidity event.

chattels: Hope springs eternal out of human suffering as the poet says.

OOTW: ‹@chattels› HIYA…THE CABINET SITE DECLARED TODAY AN OFFICIAL HOLIDAY, YESTERDAY OR THE DAY BEFORE

Tootsie: Good Wednesday – hope all have finished their shopping { presents/food/drinks } LOL

Tootsie: BasraIraq is consistent with India to sell oil worth $ 1.4 billion in 201612/23/2015 17:49 Long-Presse / Baghdad It revealed to media sources, on Wednesday, Iraq’s agreement with India on processing approximately 160 thousand barrels of oil per day, during the next 2016, compared billion and $ 400 million, indicating that it ensures him to be a third processors in Asian markets extremely vital, and pull the rug from Iran, which is seeking a share of the “Asian cake” when Amaaodtha exporting oil next year.

Media sources said followed up (range Press), said that “Iraq concluded trade deals with India worth billion and $ 400 million, provide them under which approximately 160 thousand barrels of crude oil per day during the next 2016 to secure the two needs of oil refineries”, usually that comes in. ”

the framework of Iraq’s efforts to ensure its share of great importance in the Asian oil market. ” The Asian market consumes half the amount of oil in the world, making it attract and producers struggle to acquire a stake of its cake area, especially in light of the current glut, the continuous decline of crude prices. MORE ~ wealthwatch.world/showthr…http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3428

Tootsie: ‹@OOTW› Hello, hope you are feeling Well!!!!

OOTW: I’M BETTER TYVM….HOW ARE YOU FEELING?
OOTW: THERE ARE SOME INTERESTING PRESS RELEASES FROM THE INTEGRITY SITE
OOTW: HERE’S THE FIRST ONE

OOTW: The board of Integrity: misdemeanor court issued a sentence of imprisonment against the convicted Issawi and former finance minister and a group of convicts him within Integrity issues 22/12/2015 Readers Number: 92

OOTW: HMMM MISDEMEANOR COURT…..HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT RESULT , IF ANY, THIS MAY HAVE

OOTW: HERE’S THE NEXT PRESS RELEASE FROM THE INTEGRITY COMMISSION

OOTW: Calling for quick completion of the distribution procedures .. Yasiri seek to cover all employees of the body was cut off land without exception 21/12/2015 Readers Number: 247 Chairman of the board of Integrity, Dr. Hassan al-Yassiri held a consultative meeting with members of the sale and sort of private land Bmnzbe the Authority.

The meeting addressed the recent steps taken by the Presidency of the Authority after completion of the work of the Commission on the Status of controls and the Committee of valuation work, and do authored a committee to sort of plots of land, especially after completed most of the steps and measures official revisions own distribution and sorting.

The head of the Authority Committee members need to make more of an effort, and urged the pace, speed up procedures and cooperation; in order to remove difficulties and obstacles, all of which may Taatari work of the Commission, expressing his willingness to intervene personally; to remove obstacles that may be encountered.

OOTW: He informed Chairman of the Authority Committee on the exercise of his efforts to exclude employees of the Authority of the distribution terms set forth in the sale and rental of real estate State Law No. 21 of 2013; the fact that a piece dedicated to the distribution of land to the employees of the Authority has been purchased from personal funds adherents,

and not a grant or donation by the state, where they were talking in this regard with both the Office of the Prime Minister and Legal Department where, that have expressed sympathy with the proposal of the Authority’s proposal to exclude members of the Authority of the distribution terms to include associate all, but the body was still moving in this direction, and is waiting for the final decision from the presence of Council of Ministers .

Tootsie: ‹@OOTW› Oh, that is grand!! me , terrific. 1/2 hr on row machine, various strength yesterday @ Y. I am trying to get back in my routine of 3 days Cardio and 3 days Strength (was doing such couple years back) – taking it easy – (senior citizen style for now!) Determined to get back into some sort of healthy state!!! keep a watch on the heart rate (for sure) – Hard to get back into the swing after staying away for 2+ years – ouch!  :sick:

Tootsie: well, senior citizen for the duration

OOTW: LOL I UNDERSTAND AND GOOD FOR YOU! THE LACTIC ACID IS WHAT TO WATCH FOR

OOTW: HERE’S MORE ON THE AGREEMENT WITH CHINA

OOTW: Abadi: trade volume with China of $ 28 billion and we seek to increase investment [expanded] History of edits:: 2015/12/23 15:24 • 84 visits readable Abadi: trade volume with China of $ 28 billion and we seek to increase investment [expanded] [Baghdad-where] Prime Aluwzrae Haider al-Abadi, revealed that the volume of trade between Iraq and China, $ 28 billion in the past year, ”

stressing his government sought to increase this volume by investing.” The news agency [Xinhua] Chinese news Abadi was quoted as saying on the sidelines of a forum the second Chinese Iraqi economic cooperation, which was held on Wednesday in the capital Beijing, ‘
“The initiative [Belt Road] put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping will create new opportunities for strengthening cooperation between China and Iraq.” .

OOTW: and between, said that “this initiative is very important and vital to Iraq, while Iraq’s new government, which was formed a year ago looking to attract more investment by Chinese companies in the field of oil, electricity and telecommunications, infrastructure, manufacturing, rail, agriculture and others.”

Abadi said that “size Trade between China and Iraq amounted to US $ 28 billion in 2014, up from $ 14 billion in 2011, which is a great progress thanks to the deepening of cooperation between the two sides and increase the projects of Chinese companies in Iraq.

Tootsie: ‹@OOTW› yes, tis ~ ty

OOTW: “attended the second Chinese Iraqi Economic Cooperation Forum, which was held today Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and his accompanying delegation as well as representatives of about 60 Chinese companies in the energy, oil, electricity, telecommunications, infrastructure, manufacturing, rail, agriculture and other areas.

It is said that Iraq and China had reached an agreement on Tuesday on the establishment of strategic partnership relations between the two countries, which issued a joint statement says that the partnership will help deepen bilateral cooperation in various fields and promote the development and prosperity in both

OOTW: Urgent Abadi: move forward on Daash and 80% of Iraqi territory is safe History of edits:: 2015/12/23 14:51 • 68 visits readable Abadi: move forward on Daash and 80% of Iraqi territory is safe [Follow-where] Prime Minister Alebadi- Haider, who is visiting China – that the security forces ahead of the Daash terrorist gangs on the battlefield in Iraq announced.

The news agency [Xinhua] Chinese news Abadi was quoted as saying on the sidelines of a forum the second Chinese Iraqi economic cooperation, which was held on Wednesday in the capital Beijing, “The Iraqi government has made significant progress in the fight against Daash, and that 80 percent of Iraqi territory safe” .. follow

OOTW: NEXT ARTICLE Interior: some crimes dating back to the economic and financial crisis History of edits:: 2015/12/23 17:35 • 50 visits readable Interior: some crimes dating back to the economic and financial crisis [Baghdad-where] the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday, some of the crimes date back to the economic and financial crisis.

According to Director General of Relations and Information at the Ministry Ibrahim al-Abadi told [where] that “the high rate of crime is linked to the economic and financial crisis, noting that” there are organized gangs exploiting some circumstances and take advantage of the current crisis of the country.

“He added that” the criminals are moving all the time and times and their goals clear is murder, robbery and armed robbery, explaining that “some young people resort to illegal methods to earn money, including the crime or join the gangs in the case of the prevalence of poverty.”

He said Abadi, that “the high rate of crimes is closely linked to the financial crisis, as the the security services are working day and night and did not relax in order to combat crime and change plans and strategies in the long term and the short.

OOTW: term and the short. “It is said that the Baghdad Provincial Council will meet on Tuesday of next week, the security leaderships on the development of appropriate solutions to address the spread of organized crime in areas of the capital. It is worth mentioning that Baghdad is witnessing an increase in crimes committed against citizens in various forms by armed unidentified parties. is over

Tootsie: TY ~~ back later, have to hit the bank, etc. TY so very much for all the work/research/ and so on that you and butifldrm do for we “neophytes” ~  :heart:

OOTW: Iran Gearing Up to Join the WTO-Again wealthwatch.world/showthr…
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OOTW: www.reuters.com/video/201… Iraqi troops storm into center of Islamic State-held Ramadi 4:51am EST – 00:52 http://www.reuters.com/video/2015/12/23/iraqi-troops-storm-into-center-of-islami?videoId=366781374

[06:30:26 PM] chattels: Reidar Visser ‏@reidarvisser 3h3 hours ago #Iraq PM Abadi has just returned to Iraq from China. He comes back to an ongoing offensive against ISIS at #Ramadi www.facebook.com/photo.ph… https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153817310813633

chattels: OPEC expects the price of oil at $ 160 a barrel in 2040 www.alliraqnews.com/modul… http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=25012

chattels: Joel Wing ‏@JoelWing2 #Iraq govt suppressing its own losses while exaggerating how many IS fighters it’s killing   chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…
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chattels: The goal is to maintain the public’s morale by keeping official losses at a minimum, while claiming the other side is being devastated. Since most war reporting within the country is based upon official releases, Baghdad’s campaign is working because Iraqis have nothing else to go by. The result is that the true costs of the conflict are only now being made public.

chattels: BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / Search president of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki this evening with the factions of the Islamic Resistance leaders and formations crowd the popular resistor in formations Brigades master of the martyrs and the movement nujaba developments in the political and security situation and blessed them victories achieved in the provinces of Salahuddin and Anbar.

“He stressed Maliki during his visit this evening the leaders of formations of the popular crowd according to a statement by his press office, “the importance of the popular crowd and his role now and in the future and the need to support and attributed and outfitted with all the fighting kits to be able to defeat Daash gangs of terror, saying that the support of the crowd folk-resistant and protect it from the responsibility of all people and government, and parties and movements political “.

chattels: ” ………….. president of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki this evening …………… ”

chattels: Not gone yet, eh ?

Tootsie: Joel Wing was one of my very, very favorite columnist few years back, unfortunately, the paper ? he worked for/with closed down. Then he went elsewhere, don’t recall at present. Do Like Him !!
Tootsie: U.S. to Export Crude-Oil Cargo in Early January Texas company to make U.S.’s first shipment since 40-year-old export ban lifted Updated Dec. 23, 2015 5:18 p.m. ET A Texas energy company will load the first freely traded cargo of U.S. crude oil to be shipped overseas since the Ford administration.

Enterprise Products Partners LP said on Wednesday that during the first week of January it will load 600,000 barrels of light, sweet crude pumped in South Texas into a tanker at its oil terminal on the Houston Ship Channel.

The announcement comes less than a week after Congress passed legislation that lifts the 40-year-old ban on exporting U.S. oil. Vitol Group, a Dutch oil-trading titan, is buying the crude, according to Enterprise. The oil will head to a Vitol subsidiary’s refinery in Cressier, Switzerland, which supplies diesel and other fuels to Northern Europe, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Vitol didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. “We are excited to announce our first contract to export U.S. crude oil, which to our knowledge may be the first export cargo of U.S. crude oil from the Gulf Coast in almost 40 years,” said Jim Teague, chief operating officer of Enterprise’s general partner.

Infrastructure companies like Enterprise have been laying the groundwork for oil exports over the past couple of years by investing in dock space at ports and storage terminals that can hold fuel destined for overseas markets.

Tootsie: The Houston company has been expanding its footprint at the Texas Gulf Coast. In the spring of 2014, Enterprise was one of two Texas energy companies given special private rulings from the U.S. Commerce Department that allowed them to reclassify a certain type of ultralight oil as a refined fuel, which is legal to export.

The January shipment is different because it doesn’t require any special processing or government permission. President Barack Obama signed the legislation that lifts the 40-year-old ban on exporting U.S. crude less than a week ago.

It was part of a larger omnibus federal spending bill that averted a government shutdown and offered new tax credits for renewable energy, including wind and solar. MORE www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-… http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-to-export-crude-oil-cargo-in-early-january-1450894791

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