Iraq to ease logistical, tariff burden for oil firms

As oil companies mobilize people and equipment for the coming oil boom, Iraq's minister of transportation talks about discounted tariffs for oil-sector imports and solving logistical problems at the ports.
Iraqi Minister of Transportation Amer Abdul-Jabbar Ismael with employees of the Iraqi State Company for Maritime Transport.

BASRA - The hard part isn't over for the foreign companies who have won oil and gas contracts with Iraq, decades after being all but kicked out.

The deals are signed and oil production goals are set, and now that the more than dozen international oil companies are coming back, the next step is getting massive amounts of equipment into the country to the project sites.

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