In phase VII, the Security Council Committee has approved a total of 96 contracts for the sale of Iraqi oil with a total volume of 268.3 million barrels (159.5 m Basrah Light, 108.8 m Kirkuk).
The Office of the Iraq Programme has now received 1683 contracts for humanitarian supplies worth $3.39 billion under phase VI. Of the 1261 contracts circulated to the Security Council Committee, 845 worth $1.55 billion have been approved. So far $1.57 billion worth of contracts for humanitarian supplies have been approved under phase IV and $1.61 billion under phase V.
In phases IV, V and VI, there are a total of 574 contracts for humanitarian supplies on hold. These include 20 contracts worth $34.1 million dollars in phase IV, 164 contracts worth $512.8 million in phase V and 390 contracts worth $920.7 million in phase VI. None is currently on hold under Phase VII.
In Phases IV to VII, OIP has received a total of 2158 contracts worth $1.22 billion for the supply of oil industry spare parts and equipment. Of these contracts, the 661 Committee has approved 1070 worth $ 536.4 million and put 555, worth $296.4 million, on hold.
Supplies purchased under the programme continue to arrive into the country. (note: a full listing of humanitarian and oil sector contracts for Phases V and VI and and their current status is available on the OIP website).
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