North oil facilities face ongoing IS attacks

Fighters from the so-called Islamic State group set wells on fire after they attacked the Khabbaz oil field on Feb. 3, 2015. (KAMARAN AL-NAJAR/Iraq Oil Report)

In the week after a Peshmerga offensive designed to insulate key oil infrastructure from IS threats, North Gas Company and the Khabbaz oil field have come under attack.

  • Q&A: PKK spokesperson Zagros Hiwa

    PKK spokesperson Zagros Hiwa stands in a cemetery of hundreds of PKK fighters in the Qandil mountains in Iraqi Kurdistan on Nov. 6, 2014. (DANIEL W. SMITH/Iraq Oil Report)

    The PKK does not intend to make further attacks on the pipeline carrying oil from Iraq to Turkey's Ceyhan port, though other Turkish infrastructure remains in the crosshairs.

  • Q&A: Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi

    Adil Abd al-Mahdi OPEC 6-2015

    On the sidelines of OPEC meetings, Abd al-Mahdi discusses Iraq's record exports, oil company payments, the relationship with Kurdistan, and new projects on the horizon.