Interviews

Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema speaks with reporters on the sidelines of an OPEC meeting in Vienna on June 2, 2016. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

Q&A: Senior Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema

The second most senior Iraqi oil official talks about plans to keep up production during a financial squeeze, and the terms for delivering crude to a Kurdish refinery, Ceyhan and Iran.

Q&A: Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema

Iraqi Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema speaks with reporters on the sidelines of an OPEC meeting in Vienna on June 2, 2016. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

On the sidelines of an OPEC meeting, Nema talks about the steps Iraq is taking to overcome challenges and hit ambitious production targets.

Q&A: Mohammed Sahib al-Daraji, Minister of Industry and Minerals

Mohammed al-Daraji

Using public-private partnerships - such as new petrochemicals projects with IOCs - Daraji hopes to ease the government out of industries where state-owned companies are losing money.

Q&A: Senior Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema

Fayadh Nema GE signing

After taking over day-to-day leadership of the Oil Ministry in the wake of an ongoing political crisis, Fayadh Nema discusses the path ahead for Iraq's oil sector.

Q&A: Iraqi Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool

Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, Iraqi army spokesman for the Joint Military Command, announcing the capture of ex-Saddam Hussein official Abdel Baqi al-Sadun during a press conference in Baghdad on June 28, 2015.(Karim Kadim/Associated Press)

Iraq’s spokesman for the Joint Military Command taking on IS discusses the grueling siege of Fallujah, and the progress of operations in Anbar province.

Q&A: Ali al-Allaq, governor of the Central Bank of Iraq

Allaq

The chief of Iraq’s lynchpin financial institution details the measures being used to prop up Iraq’s budget with its currency reserves.

Q&A: Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim

Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim (L) and Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi (R) walk on the outskirts of Kirkuk on Feb. 2, 2015. (AKO RASHEED/Reuters)

The province where Iraq's oil industry was born is starting to get paid for oil by the Kurdistan region. Kirkuk's governor explains the new "petrodollar" deal.

Q&A: Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S.

Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S., speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC on April 23, 2014. (Photo credit: CSIS)

Iraq's envoy to Washington discusses the scope of destruction wrought by IS militants, the resources needed to respond, and what comes next in the war.

Q&A: South Gas Company chief Ali Khudair

Ali Khudair, the chairman of the Basra Gas Company and general manager of South Gas Company, stands in his office in Basra. (BEN VAN HEUVELEN/Iraq Oil Report/Metrography)

The head of Iraq’s anti-flaring efforts discusses progress – and delays – on the long road to capitalizing on the country's natural gas wealth.


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