Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abdulmahdi (third from left) and KRG Minister of Natural Resources Ashti Hawrami (second from right) on a panel with U.S. diplomats and oil industry leaders at the Atlantic Council's Energy and Economic Summit on Nov. 20, 2014. (Source: Adil Abdulmahdi)

Iraq’s oil leaders signal cooperation

In a rare joint appearance, the ministers of Iraq's dual oil industries expressed optimism that an interim export deal will lead to productive negotiations.