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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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IRAQ’S MANAGEMENT OF ITS NATURAL GAS POTENTIAL - INES REVISITED

Author: Isam AlKhalisi

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TIDE IS TURNING AGAINST CORRUPTION ACROSS THE GLOBE

Author: Luay Al Khatteeb*, The National, UAE

In China, with tackling corruption at the top of the government agenda, Petro China’s operations have been put under the microscope. In Oman, the head of the nation’s gas company and several of his colleagues have been put in jail for taking kickbacks. In India, the anti-corruption

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WHY WORLD OIL PRICES SHOULD BE HIGH AND STABLE?

Author: Luay al-Khatteeb*, The Huffington Post

After a decade of volatile prices, the past three years saw an unusual period of stability in the oil market, with a barrel of crude oil averaging $110 each year. However, forecasts for 2014 predict a decline to an average of $105, on the basis of expanding supply and a weaker-than-

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IRAQ’S INDEPENDENT POWER PLANTS IN PERSPECTIVE

Author: Isam AlKhalisi *

In the second half of February 2014, Iraq’s government approved the award of two licenses for private investment in two combined cycle electricity generation plants totaling 4,500 MW in capacity. More information on the particulars of these deals was revealed by senior members of the government at a

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AL MANSURIA GAS AND POWER STATION PROJECT

Author: Isam Al Khalisi *

The photograph above, taken in December 2004, shows part of the site management offices of the $381m Mansuria Gas & Power Station Project financed by the US’ Iraq Relief & Reconstruction Fund (IRRF), which was created after the 2003 war.

The project was intended to be the first stage of the

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