Interviews

Q&A: Electricity Minister Luay al-Khatteeb

Iraq's new electricity minister discusses fast-track power plans, Siemens and GE, and the myth vs. reality of the Trump administration's lobbying for American companies.

Q&A: Bassim Mohammed Khudair, director general of the Iraqi Drilling Company

Iraq's state-run drilling company is adding new rigs and expanding its footprint.

Q&A: Abdul Mahdy al-Ameedi, head of oil contracts

The Oil Ministry's contract chief talks about terminating the Mansuriya deal, the process ahead for approving bidding round five projects, and the future of Majnoon.

Q&A: Hayan Abdulghani, Director General of the South Gas Company

Southern Iraq's top gas official discusses initiatives to end flaring, increase electricity to Basrawi citizens, and wean Iraq from Iranian gas imports.

Q&A Ihsan Ismaael, Basra Oil Company director general

Ismaael talks about IOC and BOC oil production growth, projects to reduce gas flaring, and the status of crucial infrastructure development.

Q&A: SOMO Director General Alaa al-Yassiri

Iraq's oil marketing chief discusses rising export capacity, OPEC dynamics, oil trading joint ventures, and the status of a nascent hedging program.

Q&A: Sami al-Araji, chairman of the National Investment Commission

The country's top investment official discusses his efforts to follow up the Kuwait reconstruction conference and continue generating interest in Iraq.

Q&A: Brig. Gen. Ali Hussein Hilal al-Mayahi, director of South Oil Police

As protests re-gain momentum at key oil sites in Basra, Mayahi details the network of government forces providing security and the challenges they face.

Q&A: Abdul Mahdy al-Ameedi, head of Iraq’s oil contracts

Despite operating under a caretaker Cabinet, the Oil Ministry's contracting chief is trying to sustain momentum on the 5th bidding round and other major projects.


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