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Temporary Oil Agreement Between Baghdad, Erbil

Crude from Kurdistan used to flow through a Baghdad-controlled pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, but exports via that channel dried up in late 2012 due to a dispute over payments for oil companies operating in the region. (File photo: Reuters)

After months of disputes over the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) right to export oil directly through Turkey without the approval of the Iraqi central government in Baghdad, both governments have temporarily agreed that the Kurdistan Region will be entitled to export 100,000 barrels per day through the Turkish-Iraqi pipelines network. This procedure …

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DNO to Add Export Capacity from Kurdistan Region

A flame rises from a pipeline at Tawke oil field near Duhok. Photo: Azad Lashkari for Reuters

  Norway’s DNO said it would build a second pipeline to export oil out of its Tawke field in Iraqi Kurdistan, while it also reported a surprise quarterly loss due to issues at fields in the United Arab Emirates and in Oman. The ability to export out of the Kurdistan …

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TAQA Opens Office in Erbil

Erbil's office of Taqa gets opened.

Abu Dhabi’s national energy & water company, Taqa, has opened a new office in Erbil in the Kurdistan Region. The office will oversee the firm’s development of the Atrush oil field in Kurdistan, some 85km north west of Erbil, where it has invested $100mn in phase 1 drilling works, which …

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