Tagged With Iraq
Iraq struggles to plug the financing gap amid low oil prices
30 September 2015
Baghdad is facing a cash crisis, while losing control of its northern oil assets
Baghdad-KRG deal gradually coming on line
22 May 2015
The oil-export deal between the Kurds and the rest of Iraq is working, in part, but complexities and differences still bedevil it
Baghdad makes oil deal with the KRG
16 December 2014
The agreement reached in early December still faces many obstacles, writes Kirk Sowell
Iraq's Kurdistan is emerging as an important oil producer
15 December 2014
Despite trouble on its borders, Iraq's Kurdistan plans to export 1 million barrels a day by next year
Political problems threaten Iraq's oil industry
23 October 2014
Renewed war in northern Iraq leaves Baghdad desperate to expand exports in the south. It may also lead to a deal with the Kurdish Regional Government – but rejoining Opec’s quota system is not on the cards, writes Gerald Butt
Iraqi Prime Minister steps down as state is fracturing
20 August 2014
Vast swathes of Iraqi territory are under Islamist insurgent control, the chasm between the Kurds and Baghdad has widened again, and the country's divisive prime minister has stepped down. Kirk Sowell explains how Iraq has reached the brink
Geopolitics on the back burner despite Middle Eastern troubles
20 August 2014
Rosier-than-expected fundamentals are easing oil prices – for now
Crude prices fall to 13-month lows despite Iraq turmoil
19 August 2014
The International Energy Agency said oil prices were "eerily calm"
Global production stable as Opec output hits five-month high
18 August 2014
Higher Opec output is offsetting losses from outside
Uncertainty for Iraq oil industry as troubles divide country
7 July 2014
The Islamist-led Sunni surge leaves Iraq on the brink of collapse. Derek Brower assesses what it means for the country’s oil industry
Hope for global crude supply despite Iraq's disintegration
7 July 2014
The country is vital to the global crude supply, but the market has not panicked
Oil prices hit 2014 highs on Iraq supply fears
25 June 2014
Crude prices reached nine-month highs in mid-June as political instability and violence in Iraq stoked fears of supply outages
China’s oil risks are limited despite Iraq crisis
16 June 2014
The country holds a large stake in Iraqi crude, but there is little immediate danger
Iraq’s lingering power crisis costing $40 billion a year
22 April 2014
It will take longer than the government hopes to fix the country’s electricity problem
Opec oil output falls to five-month lows
17 April 2014
Global crude production fell by a hefty 1.2 million barrels a day (b/d) in March, to 91.75m b/d, as Opec oil output hit five-month lows.
Iraq’s draft electricity law inadequate for task
14 April 2014
The government wants to expand power generation capacity rapidly, but proposed new legislation is inadequate for the task, say Luay Al-Khatteeb and Harry Istepanian
Iraq's output surges, but many problems remain
19 March 2014
Oil output is rising quickly, but many problems still afflict Iraq’s energy sector
Opec crude output at two-year low as global production falls
22 October 2013
Steep falls in output from Libya and Iraq led to Opec output falling below 30m b/d
Turkey's state firms TPAO and Botas seek opportunities abroad
23 August 2013
With an energy-hungry domestic market to feed, TPAO and Botas see opportunities abroad, especially in Iraq
Iraq is a tangled web of competing demands
8 July 2013
Iraq's prime minister Maliki has, so far, pulled off a delicate balancing act, juggling the competing demands of the country's ethnic groups, writes Kirk Sowell. But for how much longer?
The Middle East is restless due to political troubles
8 July 2013
The upheavals that began in late 2010 have not yet played out, leaving the world's most important oil-producing region on edge
Genel comes up with the goods despite high risk region
4 June 2013
The Anglo-Turkish player has carved out a very attractive niché for itself in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. And while the risks are high, NJ Watson argues, the rewards look set to be worth it
Iraq's fractious politics weigh on oil sector
30 January 2013
Fears that country is teetering on the brink of civil war and the increasingly poisonous relations between Baghdad and Erbil may stymie Iraq's ambitions to boost crude production
Oil fuels Iraq and Kurdistan political tensions
13 December 2012
Baghdad’s politics are a threat to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s energy ambitions. Can the Kurds transcend Iraq’s dysfunction?
Iraq could be the next oil superpower despite obstacles
12 December 2012
To reach its potential, Iraq’s oil sector must overcome many obstacles
Iraq the makeweight in global supply, says IEA
9 October 2012
Oil-market stability hinges on rapid production growth in a country still riven by political conflict, believes the IEA