LONDON - Baz Karim, the president of KAR Group, manages many of the most important oil assets controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and functions as one of the most consequential actors in Iraq's energy sector.
KAR operates three oil fields, all of which are expanding production; it owns a refinery complex that has recently added capacity; and it plans to increase oil flow through the export pipeline it built, which it also owns and operates. Those projects are laden with political significance.
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