Iraq is expanding existing refineries, but greenfield projects in the south are not moving forward.
Plan could earn KRG revenue and save electricity, but requires elusive public buy-in.
Surge in production comes as Iraq attempts to navigate the opposing pressures of a financial crisis and quota commitments to OPEC-plus.
Iraq’s ports company chief talks about post-Beirut security, a tanker dispute with the Basra Oil Company, and managing the risk of coronavirus to his company.
The World Health Organization is still guardedly optimistic Iraq can avoid a coronavirus catastrophe, despite Iraq's poor mask compliance and perhaps premature end to its lockdown.
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Under pressure from the OPEC-plus coalition to compensate for past over-production, Iraq makes painful cuts mainly from IOC-operated fields.
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