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Adding fuel to the fire? Understanding Kurdistan's oil game

Kurdistan region were intended for the two US refiners Lyondell Basell NV and Axeon, but were kept offshore ... central government and Kurdistan’s Irbil on who should control the commodity. The Iraqi constitution ... to opt for work in Kurdistan.The foreign companies were motivated by the degree of stability ...

18/08/2014 - 21:00 - comment 1

Turkey to the US, 'If the ISIS is exporting oil then Kurdistan should too'

barriers regarding the purchase of oil coming from Iraqi Kurdistan Turkey has requested that the United States remove barriers regarding the purchase of oil coming from Iraqi Kurdistan ... the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) built an independent pipeline skirting Baghdad, the government ...

19/08/2014 - 00:51 - comment 0

8 million barells and beyond: Kurdistan speaks up on the extent of its independent oil ambitions

Iraqi Kurdistan has shipped over 8 million barrels ... Iraqi Kurdistan has shipped over 8 million barrels of oil from the Turkish port of Ceyhan since May, ... with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) now using a number of smaller tankers as well as its original 1 million ...

03/09/2014 - 22:25 - comment 0

Did the Kurds smuggle crude out of Iraq?

Kurdistan thumbs its nose once more to Federal Iraq ... Kurdistan and the central government over oil rights could spark renewed violence and threaten regional stability, experts have warned. In April, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) sold its oil cargo ...

12/05/2013 - 07:55 - comment 0

Prejudice against Arabs on the rise in Kurdistan

the region, prejudice against Arabs is on the rise in Kurdistan. Over the past week ... not be allowed to roam freely around Iraqi Kurdistan,” wrote one Twitter user from northern Iraq. “Special camps ... of Arabs from Iraqi Kurdistan”. A group of Facebook campaigners also began to organise a demonstration ...

18/08/2014 - 11:26 - comment 0

Iraqi Kurdistan PM in Iran for talks

The prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan has arrived ... Kurdistan Region’s government has arrived in Tehran to hold talks with Iranian officials about reported terrorist moves in the Kurdistan region. “Nechirvan [Idris] Barzani has traveled to Tehran to offer ...

16/06/2014 - 16:03 - comment 0

Did Kurdistan just ship oil to Israel, again?

Kurdistan was delivered to Israel in June even though many Middle Eastern states refuse to trade with the country. A spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Natural Resources did ... Kurdistan and cut the autonomous region's budget in January over the dispute, despite complaints from ...

24/08/2014 - 12:26 - comments 2

Terrorist .. Oops tourist attraction: massive increase in bookings for trips to Kurdistan, Iraq

Wigan-based Lupine Travel has had demand for its tours to Iraqi Kurdistan treble following the recent ... into Iraqi Kurdistan. Sights include the city of Erbil with its ancient citadel, a journey along Hamilton ...

Editor's Choice - 31/08/2014 - 10:41 - comment 0

Turkey and Kurdistan as top black markets? The ISIS' 'secret' to making $2 million a day

by tankers to Jordan via Anbar province, to Iran via Kurdistan, to Turkey via Mosul, to Syria’s local market and to the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where most of it gets refined locally. “Around 60 per cent of oil fields ... in Kurdistan. Essential items “The oil is being taken in trucks along with other vehicles carrying ...

24/08/2014 - 21:09 - comment 0

The fine line between confidence and audacity: Kurdistan 'ready to quadruple" its oil exports

months, the official said. The Kurdistan Regional Government, or KRG, didn’t answer phone calls to its ... back growth targets for Kurdistan production after service companies evacuated workers. The explorer, ...

24/08/2014 - 05:00 - comment 0