Bolstered by higher export volumes and rising global prices, both the Iraqi federal government and the Kurdistan region achieved one-year highs for monthly oil revenue.
The Health Ministry's vaccine chief discusses efforts to obtain and administer doses, as well as the potential for a future "vaccine passport" policy.
First shipments of three different vaccines are expected imminently, but limited supply and rising infection rates mean other new pandemic counter-measures are also needed.
Gas and refining sector developments are a priority this year, but Iraq is also looking to settle longstanding disputes with the Kurdistan region and Turkey.
Iraq's top economic and energy leader discusses OPEC policy, forward oil sales, gas projects, economic reforms, and more.
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Nationwide oil production held at just over 4 million bpd in January, as Iraq positions itself for a meeting of the OPEC-plus coalition that will determine quotas for the second quarter of 2021.
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For the first time in seven years, the KRG is preparing its own regional budget law — a process that is highlighting the stakes of ongoing negotiations with Baghdad.
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Security leaders in Baghdad and Erbil have failed to implement plans to set up joint coordination centers.