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20 Feb 2017

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... Read More

29 Nov 2016

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... Read More

28 Nov 2016

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... Read More

07 Feb 2016

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,... Read More

18 Jan 2016

Kirkuk: Iraq's Jerusalem

By Luay Al Khatteeb , The Foreign Affairs, January 18, 2016 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... Read More