KRG pipeline to Feyshkhabour

Analysis: Kurdistan’s export quest remains unfinished

After months of sporadic pipeline export sales and legal skirmishes with Baghdad, the KRG is still courting legitimacy on the international market.

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Iraq lands first refinery investor

Satarem CEO Jerome Friler (left) shakes hands with an Oil Ministry refining official as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (center), Oil Minister Abdul Karim Luaibi (right) and Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani (left) look on. (Source: Prime Minister's Office)

Swiss firm Satarem has signed a "binding MoU" to build and operate a $6 billion refinery in Missan province – the Oil Ministry's first success in attracting private refinery investment.