A nearly complete natural gas pipeline has been turned toward the Turkish border for crude exports, bolstering the KRG's threats to sell its oil with or without Baghdad's cooperation.
The leader of Iraq's push for oil sector transparency discusses Iraq's latest EITI report, as well as the challenges of integrating Kurdistan into the process.
The former national security adviser to President Obama calls for a U.S. policy shift that would embrace Iraqi Kurdistan's oil deals.
Indonesia's economy minister, in Baghdad to sign energy cooperation agreement, says state firm wants up to 20 percent of the super-giant Basra field being developed by ExxonMobil.
Despite the Obama administration's opposition to a bilateral Turkey-KRG energy deal, the largest American oil companies are offering to finance and build pipelines.
Persistent bombings have continued to disrupt Iraq's northern export pipeline, with repairs delayed by security problems.
Basra leaders accused the Electricity Ministry of incompetence after a two-day blackout incited angry residents to protest, amidst 131-degree heat.
Without a clear path to monetize large-scale production in the KRG, IOCs are showing less appetite for mergers and acquisitions, but they're still in the market for new exploration blocks.