Q&A: Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi

On the sidelines of OPEC meetings, Abd al-Mahdi discusses Iraq's record exports, oil company payments, the relationship with Kurdistan, and new projects on the horizon.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi - who was oil minister at the time - speaks at an OPEC gathering in Vienna on June 4, 2015. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

VIENNA - Iraq's oil leadership was especially busy at this week's gathering of OPEC, as the cartel's second-largest producer continues to solidify its position in the market after decades sidelined by war and sanctions.

On the heels of another record month of exports, Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi was a keynote speaker on Wednesday at the group's International Seminar.

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