KRG exports rise, but pipeline problems loom

The final welded section of the KRG's Khurmala - Feyshkabour pipeline lies by trenching immediately south of oil storage tanks at DNO International's pumping station, 3km from the Turkey border. August 17, 2013. (PATRICK OSGOOD/Iraq Oil Report)

With independent oil sales hitting record highs, Kurdistan promises payments to cash-starved IOCs – but pipeline attacks cast a cloud of uncertainty.

  • Q&A: Oil Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi

    Adil Abd al-Mahdi OPEC 6-2015

    On the sidelines of OPEC meetings, Abd al-Mahdi discusses Iraq's record exports, oil company payments, the relationship with Kurdistan, and new projects on the horizon.

  • Q&A: Deputy Oil Minister Dhia Jaffar

    Dhia Jaffar, the head of Iraq's state-run South Oil Company (SOC), announces the opening of a new single point mooring (SPM), part of Iraq's expansion of its southern export infrastructure. (ALI ABU IRAQ/Iraq Oil Report)

    The new refining chief says Karbala is on track, Missan is behind schedule, Nassiriya is open for offers, Kirkuk is ready for financing, and Basra can dip into petrodollars to build a new one.