Q&A: SOMO Director General Alaa al-Yassiri

Iraq's oil marketing chief discusses rising export capacity, OPEC dynamics, oil trading joint ventures, and the status of a nascent hedging program.
Q&A: SOMO Director General Alaa al-Yassiri
Alaa al-Yassiri, the director general of Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization, at the Nov. 30, 2017, OPEC meeting in Vienna. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

BAGHDAD - After setting an all-time monthly export record in August, Iraq's oil sector is aiming for even greater heights.

As the director general of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO), Alaa al-Yassiri is looking to capitalize further on the country's rising output.

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