The four-year plan

The Iraqi Oil Ministry's four-year plan, unveiled but not reproduced in February, available here only to Iraq Oil Report subscribers.
DNO workers at the Tawke oil field in May 2010. The field is exporting as much as 70,000 bpd, but is curtailed by a political dispute over the legality of DNO's deal with the KRG.(BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)

Earlier this year, Iraq's new oil minister, Abdul Karim al-Luaibi, described in limited detail a four-year plan to expand the country's oil sector.

While such a plan was required by Parliament, it was also a response to protests in the country. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said that he would use the plans to measure the progress of Iraq's ministers and determine if they would continue their jobs beyond the first 100 days in office.

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