Interviews

Q&A: Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim

Political "chaos" and financial struggles aren't stopping the Kirkuk governor from courting BP and bolstering defenses against the IS group.

Q&A: NOC chief Farid al-Jadir

To raise output from its fields, the state-run North Oil Company needs to contend with a trifecta of security, financial, and political crises.

Q&A: Deputy Finance Minister Fadhil Nabee Othman

To get billions in international loans, Iraq needs to finesse a tricky financial challenge - cutting spending while also funding its military, government payroll, and oil investment.

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: Oil Minister Jabbar Allibi

The newly confirmed minister is seeking a "quiet" environment for improving relationships with both international oil companies and the Kurdistan government.

Q&A: Deputy Oil Minister Hamid Younis Salih

The deputy minister for gas affairs discusses Iraq's rising LPG and condensates exports, as well as the future of major projects currently stalled by security problems.

Q&A: Sheikh Sudad Sakhar Salman al-Luhebi

The commander of a Sunni tribal fighting force discusses the grinding campaign to drive IS out of villages between Makhmour and Mosul.

Q&A: Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh Nema

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

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.


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