September was the third-highest month for oil exports in 2014, as Iraq's new oil minister sets his sights on removing infrastructure bottlenecks and other obstacles to development.
Production & Exports
Despite rising production, Iraq's monthly exports fell in August due to infrastructure delays and disruptions stemming from the rise of ISIS.
After months of sporadic pipeline export sales and legal skirmishes with Baghdad, the KRG is still courting legitimacy on the international market.
While violence has taken Iraq's northern oil sector almost entirely offline, growing production and export capacity in the south is keeping Iraq afloat.