Federal Iraq posted its highest-ever rate of oil exports, with increases from both south and north.
For the first time in decades, Baghdad is confronting the fiscally and politically fraught challenge of deciding how to cut oil production, following Wednesday's OPEC agreement.
- Special Report
Detailed updates from Islamic State militant-held areas of Ninewa province, gathered via Iraq Oil Report's network of reporters and contacts.
To raise output from its fields, the state-run North Oil Company needs to contend with a trifecta of security, financial, and political crises.
To get billions in international loans, Iraq needs to finesse a tricky financial challenge - cutting spending while also funding its military, government payroll, and oil investment.
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