Beyond the Headlines: Dec. 12-18

  • Amri: OPEC quota talks to begin
  • Federalism sparks national controversy
  • Missan aims for 190k bpd in 2012
  • Erbil kidnap rescued
Beyond the Headlines: Dec. 12-18
Police in Diyala province prepare stand by as protesters take to the streets to decry attempts by provincial officials to assert autonomy from Iraq's central government. (ADAM AL-ATBI/Iraq Oil Report)

Amri: OPEC quota talks to beginBAGHDAD – Iraq will begin discussions with OPEC members on re-entering the quota system in 2014 when oil production reaches 4.5 million barrels per day (bpd), according to Falah al-Amri, director general of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO)."At that mark, OPEC will start to talk with Iraq about its quota. The Minister of Oil and the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy will be ready and prepared to negotiate," Amri said at an oil seminar sponsored b...

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