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Kurdish oil cargo unloaded at sea, destination a mystery

The oil tanker SCF Byrranga, which was renamed the United Kalavryta in March 2014 (also known as United Kalavrvta) and is currently off the coast of Texas with a cargo of Kurdish crude oil, is seen off the Isle of Arran, Scotland in this handout photo taken February 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Tom Duncan/Handout via Reuters

Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South ChinaSea, but mystery surrounds the identity of the buyer and where the two tankers are headed. The United Emblem, which is carrying more than 1 million barrels of oil, is one of three tankers …

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Kurdish Officials Discussed Seizing Oil Fields in June

The PM and his cabinet senior officials addressed the MPs on the KRG oil policy in June.

Top Kurdish leaders discussed the takeover of two major oil fields controlled by Baghdad five weeks before they were seized by Kurdish forces, officials told Rudaw. A Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) official said the closed-door parliament session on June 4 included Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, Minister …

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Erbil Say Will Sue Baghdad If It Blocks Oil Sales

The KRG has also been buoyed by a ruling by Iraq's Federal Supreme Court, which denied Iraq's Oil Ministry request for a preliminary injunction against the KRG's exports.

Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region has hit back at Baghdad over independent oil exports, a letter from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) showed, threatening to counter sue the central government for trying to block its sales. The strongly worded letter shows growing confidence from the Kurdish capital Arbil in the long-running …

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