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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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KURDISTAN – BUSINESS AS USUAL

Author: By Ranj Alaadin*

Kurdistan Region (KR) President Masoud Barzani last week concluded his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, meeting the prime ministers of Holland and Georgia, and the foreign ministers of France, Turkey and Sweden.

Discussions focused on increasing the KR’s

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IRAQ & TURKEY: NEIGHBORS ON THE ROAD TO PROSPERITY?

Author: Luay al-Khatteeb*

In Iraq, the journey to prosperity and success will be much faster this time around – we did it 5,000 years ago, and we will do it again.

Turkey’s insatiable demand for energy to sustain its growth and development has seen it casting aside its traditional suppliers as it looks to the Caspian region

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