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A BREATH OF LIFE FOR IRAQ’S DOWNSTREAM DEVELOPMENT

By Mohammed Mehdi Walji and Yesar Mustafa

With production reaching 4.804mbpd at the end of 2016, Iraq’s oil minister is optimistic for the future announcing plans to increase production to 6mbpd by the year 2020. Whilst upstream water injection proposals are in place to facilitate this production increase, does Iraq have the downstream

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ANNOUNCING IRAQ ENERGY FORUM 2017: TOWARDS AN EFFECTIVE ENERGY SECTOR AND ECONOMIC DIVERSITY

IEF 2017: Iraq Post ISIS - Towards an Effective Energy Sector and Economic Diversity

On April 2nd – 3rd April 2017, Baghdad will host the third Iraq Energy Forum in the Royal Tulip al-Rasheed Hotel. Held under the patronage of the Iraqi Government with the support of the Ministry of Oil, the event brings together an exclusive line up

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IRAQ OIL - 2017 OUTLOOK

Iraqi oil output has continued to rise despite turmoil in the north. Further growth will be more difficult

Luay Al Khatteeb, Founding director of the Iraq Energy Institute and nonresident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy (Columbia University-SIPA)

On the face of it, Iraq's beleaguered oil industry has braved the worst of

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IS OIL REALLY FINANCING IS?

Luay Al Khatteeb | February 2016 | The Petroleum Economist

Editors’ Note: The terror group’s crude production, trade and revenue have been vastly over-estimated. It continues to depend on foreign financing to sustain its war machine, argues Luay al-Khatteeb.

IT WAS the story of 2015: not only was the so-called Islamic State (

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KIRKUK: IRAQ'S JERUSALEM

By Luay Al Khatteeb , The Foreign Affairs

Kirkuk has a long history of trouble. A town of almost one million people in a province that jabs into the heart of the Iraqi Kurdish territory, it was once a staging area for Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s campaigns against the Kurds. That fight was briefly joined by one Kurdish party, the

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IRAQ'S BIGGEST POWER THREAT

Author: Harry H. Istepanian

Amid the war against ISIS and sweltering summer heat wave with temperature soaring above 50 degrees Celsius (120 Fahrenheit), thousands of demonstrators had come out on the streets of Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, chanting slogans against the country’s corrupt officials for plundering the public wealth and

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS, H.E. ABDILILAH AL-AMIR AT IEF 2014

H.E. Abdililah al-Amir at IEF 2014

Senior Advisor to the Deputy-PM for Energy Affairs,

The Republish of Iraq

2nd Iraq Energy Forum, 18th May 2014

Le Méridien Hotel, Amman, Jordan

Iraq Energy Institute (IEI)

Excellencies,

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THE STATUS OF IRAQ FUEL SECTOR IN 4 CHARTS

Author: Isam AlKhalisi, IEI Fellow

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IRAQ'S DRAFT ELECTRICITY LAW: WHAT'S RIGHT, WHAT'S WRONG?

Author: Luay Al Khatteeb* and Harry Istepanian**

Luay Al-Khatteeb is the executive director of the Iraq Energy Institute, an advisor to the federal parliament of Iraq, and a visiting fellow at the BrookingsDohaCenter.

Harry Istepanian is an independent power consultant based in Washington, DC, and a senior fellow at

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