The KRG's economic lifeline is down again - and has been for one-third of August - as the government risks sliding into a spiral of debt.
Kurdistan's president still wields power after Parliament failed to reduce his authority. But his term has formally ended and his legitimacy remains contested.
Amidst the fervor of a national protest movement, unemployed locals are blocking access to work sites and oil workers are calling for increased scrutiny on IOCs.
Kurdistan's revenue flows are being disrupted by political controversy over the presidency, and federal budget transfers have stopped.