KRG extending control over Kirkuk oil exports

As the oil export and revenue sharing deal with Baghdad breaks down, the KRG's economic strength hinges on its ability to sell oil from Kirkuk.
KRG extending control over Kirkuk oil exports
KRG President Massoud Barzani (L) meets with Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim (R) in Kirkuk on June 8, 2015. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is pushing to control all oil sales from Kirkuk province – a further sign that a cooperative oil export and revenue sharing deal with Baghdad has disintegrated.The federal North Oil Company (NOC) is continuing to pump about 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) from Kirkuk fields into Kurdistan's autonomous pipeline to Turkey, according to both federal and KRG oil officials. But for more than two weeks, none of that oil has been transferred bac...

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