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Ashti Hawrami: There is Misunderstanding in KRG-Baghdad Oil Deal

The Natural Resources Minister replies to a number of issues regarding oil and gas issues in Kurdistan.

In a detailed interview with Rudaw, Kurdistan’s Minister of Natural Resources Ashti Hawrami explains the hurdles encountered by the Kurdistan Regional Government over an oil deal signed with Baghdad. That agreement was supposed to mend a year of tensions and restart payments from Baghdad for the running of the regional …

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Kurdish Oil Tanker Docks in Israel

Israel has bought oil from the Kurdistan Region several times.

An Iraqi Kurdish oil tanker, blocked for months from unloading its cargo has delivered its goods to Israel, according to ship-tracking data which showed the tanker heading towards the Israeli port of Ashkelon fully-laden. The United Kalvrvta tanker, which had been carrying 1 million barrels of crude oil, reappeared empty …

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Ashti Hawrami Blasts Baghdad ‘Excuses’ Over Oil Pact

KRG Natural Resources Ministers blames Baghdad for not meeting the agreement signed with KRG.

The Kurdish oil minister has reiterated the Kurdistan Regional Government’s commitment to an export agreement with Baghdad, but said the central government is making excuses not to uphold its end. Dr. Ashti Hawrami, speaking to the press on Monday alongside Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and other ministers, provided a detailed presentation …

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