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Wall Sreet Journal: Tanker Carrying Iraqi Kurdistan’s Crude Sets New Course for Iraqi Politics

A long and informative article from the Wall Street Journal has been published. The link is here http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20140523-709443.html?. For me the most important line is as follows; But on Friday, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said the sales don’t go against Iraq’s national interest and sovereignty, despite what the Baghdad government says. “Iraq itself is Continue Reading
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Reuters: INTERVIEW-Baghdad, Arbil close to a deal over oil dispute -Genel

This is a long article put out by Genel via Reuters – I hope the positives mentioned are a reality. D http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/02/06/turkey-iraq-kurdistan-idUKL5N0LB1VA20140206 * Progress made between Arbil, Baghdad over oil row * Issues narrowed down to three, Genel Energy says * Companies operating in Kurdistan owed 50 mln bbls worth of oil money “We have Continue Reading
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Kurdish oil exports to Turkey only a matter of time

http://www.bne.eu/story5673/Kurdish_oil_exports_to_Turkey_only_a_matter_of_time The above article is written by a correspondent in Istanbul – I found the Turkish slant – its only a matter of time – very positive. The snippet below sums up the article although I suggest you read it in its entirety. D Fait Accompli? Whatever interpretation of the Iraqi constitution is correct, observers Continue Reading
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Rudlaw: Oil Games in Baghdad

Here is an excellent article, I urge you to follow the link and read the entire column, Oil Games in Baghdad By DAVID ROMANO 16/1/2014 Complete article here http://rudaw.net/english/opinion/16012014 A flavour can be got from the two snippets below . This week the Council of Minister in Baghdad passed a new 2014 budget, despite the Continue Reading
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Kurdistan Goes it Alone

I rather liked the style of this blog – good to read while we wait. Iraq’s Kurds have taken another step toward independence with the creation of a pipeline that will give them an independent export capacity. Over the past five years, the region has dramatically transformed its oil and gas sector, both to enhance Continue Reading
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