Strong global oil prices helped Iraq compensate for its second straight month of decreasing export rates.
Parliament has officially confirmed the new prime minister and a majority of his Cabinet, although key posts, including defense and interior ministers, are unresolved.
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Despite operating under a caretaker Cabinet, the Oil Ministry's contracting chief is trying to sustain momentum on the 5th bidding round and other major projects.
The longest-serving American in Iraq's oil sector gives an insider's account of tactical victories, strategic blunders, and hidden agendas in post-2003 reconstruction.
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