Interviews

Q&A: Bahaa Nima Abid, acting director of the Siba gas field

The first of federal Iraq's three gas fields awarded in a 2010 bidding round is now nearly ready for commercial production, helping the country become a sustainable producer of electricity.

Q&A: Nazm Dabakh, KRG representative to Iran

After Kurdistan abruptly stopped oil exports to Iran - and then quickly resumed them - the KRG's emissary to Tehran discusses bilateral relations in the age of renewed U.S. sanctions.

Q&A: Jabar Yawar, secretary general of the KRG Ministry of Peshmerga

Baghdad and KRG leaders are pursuing renewed security cooperation to defuse tensions in disputed territories and combat a persistent insurgency.

Q&A: Ahmed Fadhil Adhayam, deputy director general of Basra Oil Company

BOC is taking major steps to build capacity, even as it limits production in an era of OPEC constraints.

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: Musab Alkateeb, CEO of Siemens Iraq

Siemens is navigating a new Iraqi government and looking to finalize contracts to help boost Iraq's power production in time for summertime peak demand.

Q&A: Joseph Anis, head of GE Power Middle East

GE is aiming to leverage its existing footprint in Iraq to win new business and help expand power supply throughout the country.

Q&A: Central Bank Governor Ali al-Allaq

After helping Iraq survive years of financial crisis, the Central Bank is focusing efforts on encouraging lending and economic growth.

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.


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