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Gulf Keystone Keeps Production Target for Main Kurdistan Field

The oil rig site of Gulf Keystone in Sheikhan which has proven to be one of the largest oil fields in Iraq.

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. reiterated its production forecast for its main oil field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and expressed optimism about the resumption of export payments from local authorities. “We are confident that our host government will be able to deliver on their recent pledge to establish a …

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Kurds Defy Iraq to Establish Own Oil Sales

A Taqa drilling rig at the Atrush block in Kurdistan. Courtesy Taqa

This time last year, a high-stakes dispute over a tanker filled with Iraqi Kurdish oil came to a head in a Texas court. Iraq’s central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) wrangled over the semi-autonomous region’s right to sell its own oil and a crude carrier that had made its …

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