Oil exports from northern fields doesn’t mean a deal on KRG oil contracts, even those exporting now, and a compromise is made more complex by gas deal.

Lingering in the pipeline

With oil from two fields in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officially being sent to market in the northern Iraq export pipeline to Turkey, one could start thinking a compromise between the KRG and Baghdad has been reached.Don’t.The exports from the Tawke and Taq Taq fields, developed by companies via contracts with international oil companies signed initially in 2004 with the KRG, came about in the evolution of political logistics and necessity.The KRG is being pressed by ...

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