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Kurdish government releases energy revenue data

Kurdish government releases energy revenue data

ERBIL, Iraq, April 22 (UPI) -- "Billions of dollars" generated from the oil and gas sector have benefited the citizens of the Kurdish region of Iraq, the Kurdish government said.
Daniel J. Graeber

America and the Kurds

LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The most common question asked as a regular visitor to Iraqi Kurdistan is whether it or all Kurds can, will or wish to be independent. It reflects the long struggle of the Kurds to maintain their identity in often hostile circumstances but it is looking at the issue the wrong way round.
GARY KENT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Showdown on Iraqi Kurds' oil, gas is looming

ERBIL, Iraq, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The thorny dispute over Iraqi Kurdistan's oil riches is likely to heat up in the weeks ahead, aggravating tensions in a flashpoint region at a time when al-Qaida bombers are wreaking havoc across the country spurred by the civil war raging in next-door Syria.

Iraq mulls prospects for oil pipeline from Kurdish north to Turkey

ERBIL, Iraq, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Building a pipeline to carry oil from the Kurdish north of Iraq to Turkey will take longer than Kurdish officials say, a Turkish Energy Ministry spokesman said.

KRG turns to oil sector for help with refugees

ERBIL, Iraq, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The Kurdish government in northern Iraq said it would match dollar-for-dollar contributions from the energy sector to address a growing refugee problem.

Turkey focuses on energy during Kurdish talks

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Turkish government said it discussed common interests in the regional energy sector with visiting delegates from Kurdish administration in northern Iraq.

Baghdad pays oil companies

BAGHDAD, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The semiautonomous Kurdish government in northern Iraq said the central government paid some of the money it owes oil companies drilling there.

Kurds in Iraq to resume oil exports

ERBIL, Iraq, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- It's time to put aside efforts aimed at "illegal centralized control" over oil and natural gas operations in Iraq, the Kurdish natural resources minister said.

Kurds eye oil pipeline to Turkey

ERBIL, Iraq, May 22 (UPI) -- Despite tensions between the Kurdish and Iraqi governments, officials at an energy summit in northern Iraq say export pipelines could reach Turkish ports.

Exxon contract holds, Kurdish leader says

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- In terms of oil, most of the statements coming out of the central government in Baghdad are "rubbish," the Kurdish natural resources minister said.

Kurds point to leaks on export pipeline

ERBIL, Iraq, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The Kurdistan Regional Government was falsely accused of a stoppage of oil exports from Iraq, the Kurdish minister of natural resources said.

KRG suspends DNO oil contracts

ERBIL, Iraq, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq suspended its contracts with Norwegian oil company DNO citing "unjustifiable" harm to its reputation.

No DNO oil export permit, Iraq region says

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Iraqi Kurdish region denies reports that Norwegian firm DNO received the OK to begin exporting oil, prompting speculation of a broad political deal.

Iraqi Kurds see future in gas

The oil and gas chief of Iraqi Kurdistan says the region will develop its natural gas resources to provide electricity to its residents and a planned industrial center, and in the future "export to the rest of Iraq."
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor
Iraq KRG oil minister explains oil deal breakdown

Iraq KRG oil minister explains oil deal breakdown

ERBIL, Iraq, June 30 (UPI) -- The contracts have not been published, but Ashti Hawrami, Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government natural resources minister, insists everything needed to know about what's in the dozens of contracts signed between the KRG and international oil companies is in the public domain.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor
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