Iraq seeks to reshape northern oil sector

After regaining control of Kirkuk, Baghdad is looking for new outlets for northern oil production while reducing its reliance on the KRG.
Iraq seeks to reshape northern oil sector
Iraqi security forces at the Bai Hassan oil field on Oct. 19, 2017. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Iraq is in the process of adjusting to a paradigm shift in its northern oil sector, after the federal government took control of Kirkuk following an Oct. 16 military operation.

While Iraq currently has no efficient export route for Kirkuk oil other than Kurdistan's export pipeline, Baghdad is trying to increase its leverage over the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) while also seeking alternative outlets for northern oil production.

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