Employees of Iraq's newest state oil firm say its creation was driven by political timetables and marred by insufficient planning.
Kurdistan's oil sector has been plagued by financial crisis and other setbacks, but the deal announced Friday suggests some investors are seeing value and opportunity.
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Detailed updates from Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province, gathered via Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.
Iraq's top natural gas official outlines new plans, beyond the scope of Basra Gas Company, to capture associated gas and reduce flaring in southern Iraq.
Unresolved conflicts among Kurdistan's political parties still have the potential to hobble the campaign for an independence referendum.
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