Hundreds of trucks per day had been carrying crude and other oil products across the border, but the KRG has ordered the trade to stop.
Four deputy ministers are swapping positions with one another, in Ghadhban's first major staff changes as minister.
In light of an OPEC quota agreement, Iraq has made steep cuts at state-run fields, but those reductions are being offset by long-planned increases at IOC-operated projects.
Baghdad and KRG leaders are pursuing renewed security cooperation to defuse tensions in disputed territories and combat a persistent insurgency.
BOC is taking major steps to build capacity, even as it limits production in an era of OPEC constraints.
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